Manchester United player ratings: Luke Shaw struggles as youngsters impress in Astana defeat
A youthful Manchester United slipped to their Europa League defeat of the season because a second-half comeback saw Astana claim a 2-1 success — but did Gunnar Solskjaer’s side function in Kazakhstan?
Won’t have been happy to concede on his United debut that was full, however deflections of varying degrees of seriousness ensured the 36-year-old was not responsible for either of the Astana goals.
Displayed an assured ability to read the game while supplying the United assault with support and width throughout.
Brought a calming effect to the United defence with debutants either side of him, using his pace and expertise to quench Astana onslaught.
Marshalled in the core of the United defence but the most unlucky of own goals marred what could have been an accomplished debut.
Looked short of match sharpness in his first appearance since August, was caught out of position on lots of events and could have been penalized against resistance.
Kept things midfield and wasn’t scared even though his influence diminished as exhaustion set in, of taking on risky moves in a bid to initiate attacks.
Drew upon his previous exposure in the team to place the tone midfield and was always a ready recipient of the ball around the turn.
An unsuccessful performance that will be remembered for his inexcusable miss that opened the doorway.
Man of the game – relished having the captain’s armband for the very first time, led by example and fought for an equaliser.
A livewire during who would have had a goal and kept the Astana defence fair had been presented with the chances that his team-mates spurned.
Would have hauled level with a stunning to United had it not been to the Astana goalkeeper, nevertheless lacked the clinical border to stamp his authority on the match.
D’Mani Bughail-Mellor (5), Largie Ramazani (n/a), Ethan Galbraith (n/a).