Man United Vs Benfica Players Ratings And Man Of The Match.

As we expected, a 2-0 win for Manchester United with the least effort possible in order to prepare for the crucial match against Chelsea on Sunday. Man United kept their scoring run against Benfica in all the home matches they met before, and Mourinho won for the second time against his former club in few days. Most importantly, Man United secured an early qualification.

 

Our players ratings are as the following:

De Gea: He can’t miss a match without a world class save. 8/10

Blind: Was defending more than helping Martial go forward. But a good match. However, him taking the penalty was a weird decision by Mourinho instead of letting Lukaku, who needs a goal to gain back his confidence. 6/10

Smalling: Average match. Tried to help in with some head shots but they weren’t on target. 6/10

Bailly:  Had a dangerous clearance, which was almost going to be a penalty. He had some reckless clearances and tackles as well, booked. 5/10

Darmian: His side, right side, was so calm offensively compared to Blind’s side. 5/10

Matic: Matic for me is like a sudden storm, with one touch he can change the game without expecting it. And scored one amazing long range goal. 7/10

McTominay: Average match. 6/10

Lingard:  Average match. Not all the matches will be like Swanea’s match. Booked as well. The most player who run in the first half, but got subbed off due to a suspected injury in the second half. 5/10

Mata: He added some magical touches and creativity to the passes and dribbles. Left early in the second half though for Herrera in order to help the defense. 6/10

Lukaku:  Was missing until the 30th minute, then had couple good chances, that couldn’t convert. Also missed a one to one chance, TWICE. Not the Lukaku of the beginning of the season. It’s his fifth match without scoring. However, he didn’t get a lot of balls as well, the other players didn’t help him with side crosses. 5/10

Martial :  Was so dangerous in dribbles and caused issues for Benfica’s defense, but missed a penalty that he earned. He was able to shot the penalty in a better way. 7/10

Subs: 

Mkhitaryan:  Was annoying to Benfica’s defense, and helped the team get off the pressure from the defense. 6/10

Herrera: He was brought in to help the defense, and he did his job. 6/10

Rashford: He is a game changer, even though he’s young, but a world class player that earned a penalty minutes after getting on the pitch. 7/10

 

Man of the match: The best player on the pitch was Martial, the most active and dangerous player until he was subbed off on the 75th minute regardless of the missing penitently, which he caused.. However,the player who gave Man United three points was Matic. I will go for Matic.

Jose Mourinho (Manager): It was clear that he asked all the players to play with the least effort possible. No other choice for the special one with all the injuries he is suffering from. The three points are the most important thing and an early qualification. 7/10

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