Player ratings as Man United edge Benfica 1-0 with Marcus Rashford goal

by BobbyT 0

Manchester United continued their charge towards the Champions League knock-out phase as Benfica’s Mile Svilar, the competition’s youngest-ever goalkeeper, was embarrassed by a Marcus Rashford free-kick.

Jose Mourinho arrived at his former club looking to make it three victories from as many Group A matches, with a chance to bring back the feelgood factor lacking from Saturday’s scoreless draw at Liverpool.

Although unable to produce a swashbuckling display, United triumphed in Lisbon as star man Rashford caught out fellow teenager Svilar with a free-kick that secured a 1-0 win.

RATINGS

BENFICA

Mile Svilar: 5
Douglas: 6
Luisao: 4
Ruben Dias: 6
Alex Grimaldo: 7
Ljubomir Fejsa: 6
Filipe Augusto: 6
Pizzi: 6
Eduardo Salvio: 6
Diogo Goncalves: 6
Raul Gimenez: 6

Subs

Andrija Zivkovic (for Pizzi, 59) 6
Jonas (for Goncalvez, 69) 6
Franco Cervi (for Salvio, 83) 6

MANCHESTER UNITED

David De Gea: 6 (out of 10)
Antonio Valencia: 6
Victor Lindelof: 6
Chris Smalling: 6
Daley Blind: 6
Ander Herrera: 5
Nemanja Matic: 7
Juan Mata: 6
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: 5
Marcus Rashford: 7
Romelu Lukaku: 5

Subs

Anthony Martial (for Rashford, 76) 6
Jesse Lingard (for Mata, 82) 6
Scott McTominay (for Mkhitaryan, 90) 6


 

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