Manchester United's three best players in 2-0 win against Sheriff Tiraspol

Manchester United bounced back from losing their Europa League opener by beating Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 in Moldova.

A Jadon Sancho strike and a penalty from Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half ensured United got back to winning ways after last week’s defeat to Real Sociedad.

Here were who we believe were Manchester United’s three best players against Sheriff Tiraspol.

Manchester United’s best players against Sheriff Tiraspol

Raphael Varane

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The World Cup winner and Argentina international Lisandro Martinez have started five games together now, and those appearances have brought five wins with only two goals conceded.

The former Real Madrid man led from the back, and if we keep the Frenchman fit then our chances of success are going to increase four fold.

Varane and Martinez look to be complimenting themselves perfectly, and for Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof it could be a long wait before Ten Hag decides to break up what is rapidly becoming the bedrock of our side.

After a frustrating first season in English football, United’s number 19 looks fit, strong and showing signs of the imperious form that saw him become a serial winner at Real Madrid.

Christian Eriksen

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The former Brentford man has started every game since opting to sign for the Red Devils over re-signing with the Bees.

The Danish playmaker is seemingly having a growing influence with every passing game and signing him on a free transfer is rapidly looking like a masterstroke by Ten Hag.

United’s number 14 has injected creativity, risk and quality to our game and his ability to pass the ball forward quickly is most certainly paying dividends.

It was the 30-year-old’s pass to Jadon Sancho which allowed the former Borussia Dortmund man to break the deadlock in Eastern Europe.

Jadon Sancho

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Just hours after being snubbed by Gareth Southgate in the last England squad before the World Cup squad is named, the 22-year-old produced an emphatic response to being overlooked by the Three Lions boss.

Judging by the winger’s performance tonight, United could reap the benefits of Sancho having to fight for his place in Qatar.

United’s number 25 now has three goals this season and he looks nailed on to beat last season’s measly return of five goals in his maiden campaign at Old Trafford.

Sancho finished clinically and after scoring at the Etihad Stadium last season, the England international will be hoping to net against his former club in their own backyard once again come 2 October.

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