Player ratings as Manchester United beat LASK 5-0

Manchester United had to play behind closed doors but still cruised to a comfortable 5-0 win over LASK in the Europa League last-16 first leg.

In a night where United’s players did not have to hit top gear to win, here’s a look at how our players performed in Austria.

Sergio Romero (6/10)

Romero was a spectator for most of the game and hardly had a save to make in 90 minutes.

The back-up goalkeeper has now kept 11 clean sheets in 14 appearances for United this season.

Brandon Williams (7/10)

Williams has spent all of his senior career at left-back but was given a rare start at right-back against LASK.

The 19-year-old didn’t look out of place and continued to offer an attacking threat down the wing, completing five dribbles in the game.

Eric Bailly (7/10)

Bailly continued his recovery from injury with another start in the Europa League as he builds up his fitness.

The defender made a crucial goal-saving block just before half-time and was dominant in the air.

It surely won’t be long until he’s regularly starting games in the Premier League.

Harry Maguire (6/10)

Maguire was largely untroubled by LASK’s forwards and was able to bring the ball out of defence quite comfortably.

The captain also had a great chance to score from a corner in the first-half but headed just wide.

Luke Shaw (6/10)

Shaw continued his impressive form with another solid defensive display at left-back.

However, he was booked for a cynical challenge just outside the area in the second-half.

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Scott McTominay (6/10)

McTominay hardly put a foot wrong throughout the game and kept things ticking over in midfield.

Fred (7/10)

Fred looked assured on the ball and set up United’s third goal will a superb defence-splitting pass to Juan Mata.

Juan Mata (6/10)

Mata linked up well with Fernandes once again but wasted some good chances before United got the breakthrough.

The midfielder eventually got his goal with an assured finish in the 82nd minute.

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Bruno Fernandes (7/10)

It was another impressive performance from Fernandes and United looked dangerous every time he got on the ball.

The 25-year-old pulled the strings and set up Odion Ighalo for the opener before getting a well earned rest.

Daniel James (7/10)

James forced the goalkeeper into a good save in the first-half before finally ending his goal drought.

He drove at the LASK defence and fired into the bottom corner after cutting in from the left.

Odion Ighalo (8/10)

Ighalo produced a brilliant piece of skill before hammering a half-volley in off the bar, and he now has four goals in three starts for the club.

The striker then set up United’s second goal and was inches away from scoring a second when his strike hit the post.


Tahith Chong (6/10)

Chong signed a new contract earlier this week and looked bright when he came on, setting up Mason Greenwood’s goal.

Andreas Pereira (7/10)

Pereira replaced Fernandes and scored from distance with the last kick of the game.

Mason Greenwood (7/10)

Greenwood was on the pitch for five minutes and only had one shot but was still able to find the back of the net.

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