Villarreal have had no reaction to the likes of Manchester United at their home turf. Villarreal’s supporters at the Estadio de la Ceramica had nothing to cheer for their side as the Red Devils scored twice in their own net.
The first half was a tough one for both teams with dramatic pauses. Donny van de Beek for Manchester United and Yeremi Santos each received one yellow card. However, the second half has a different story from the script.
A brave phase to win the ball from Fred gave the ball to Ronaldo and he finished from outside the box excellently to make it 1-0 for the visitors. It wasn’t long before Sancho won himself some time for all he’s worked so hard on in the game. He received a great touch from Bruno Fernandes and Sancho headed the ball inside and it was 2-0 for Manchester United.
When the final whistle blew, the Reds walked back to the booth with their heads held high and won three points. Here are the player ratings for the match:-
Gerónimo Rulli (GK) (6.2/10): Rulli didn’t have to work much but he ended up conceding a few goals that cost his team the whole game. One of his errors resulted in the second goal of the game.
Juan Foyth (6.3/10): Juan Foyth had a great game but one mistake cost him credibility. He made some excellent tackles and clearances but one of his errors resulted in the goal.
Raúl Albiol (6.8/10): The captain made excellent catches and was very engaged in the game. He is very efficient on long balls and with his passing skills, he has a passing accuracy rate of 93%.
Pau Torres (6.7 / 10): The Spain international had a pretty good game with the defence. He won a few duels in the air and made some good long balls. He was also shy in front of goal but missed the target when he tried.
Pervis Estupiñán (6.9 / 10): Pervis had several breakthroughs and made a few good tackles to gain possession. He lost the ball a few times but made up for it by making good runs to try to score and keep creating chances.
Yeremi Pino (6.8/10): An average match of Yeremi Pino. He certainly has a knack for winning Interceptors and did it with great determination. He himself had a shot on goal but missed it.
Étienne Capoue (6.2 / 10): Capoue had a great situation to score but was wide on target. He did an average job in air or ground duels because he didn’t have too many wins in his pocket.
Dani Parejo (6.8/10): Parejo is a man on duty. He was aggressive throughout and was constantly running around with the ball looking for opportunities. He had a good chance to score for himself but missed the target.
Moi Gómez (7/10): Overall, Gomez had a great game, he made some really good efforts in front of goal. He had a good shot on target but De gea caught it easily. In an attempt to create a scoring opportunity, he was blocked by the opposing defense.
Manu Trigueros (7.4 / 10): Trigueros made life difficult for the Red Devils during Villarreal’s home trip. He made some really good attempts in front of goal and his best attempt on goal went awry and was brilliantly denied by De gea.
Arnaut Danjuma (6.6 / 10): Average performance of the striker. He barely had any good chances in front of goal and he failed to capitalize on any.
Alberto Moreno (None)
Samu Chukwueze (None)
Dani Raba (N / A)
Boulaye Dia (N / A)
David De Gea (GK) (October 8): David de Gea is the star of the night of the Red Devils. The Manchester United keeper made some excellent saves for his team, the most notable of which was a fire-stopping save from Trigueros. A precise dash and the ball narrowly missed the post.
Aaron wan-bissaka (7/10): Quick feet, Aaron Wan-bissaka had some good tackles and also earned some good chances to win interceptions. He’s one of the better players for United today.
Victor Lindelöf (7.7/10): Lindelöf is a brave defender for Manchester United. He created eight giant clearances for his team during his time on the field. He stands tall and makes sure his team earns a clean sheet.
Harry Maguire (October 7): The captain didn’t have too many chances to impact the game in defence but he certainly did a great job with the long pass. He had a better game than all of them.
Alex Telles (7/10): Telles really took the initiative against the Reds but in the attempt to win the ball by the Villarreal players, he lost on eighteen occasions.
Fred (6.9 / 10): Fred played quite well in the midfield. He had some good moments to win the ball and he also got a ball coming in and he shot straight towards the goal. He was on target but was easily caught by the keeper.
Scott McTominay (October 7): McTominay was excellent to keep the ball for Manchester United. He also did an excellent job in creating scoring opportunities while he was off target at times.
Jadon Sancho (7.2 / 10): Sancho is a completely different player in tonight’s game. He played superbly with his play and got the ball precisely from Bruno Fernandes and drilled it into the net to make it 2-0 for Manchester United.
Donny van de Beek (6.2 / 10): Donny was booked at half-time by the referee for a cheap tackle. He has given away possession a few times through failed attempts to win ground fights. After an unsatisfactory performance, he was substituted in the 66th minute.
Anthony Martial (6.6 / 10): Martial seems to have lost his form while running with the ball around the field. He won some favorable tackles during his time on the ground but after a bad impact on the game he was substituted for Marcus Rashford.
Cristiano Ronaldo (7.5 / 10): Ronaldo is the busy striker of the Red Devils in today’s match. He had too many tackles and he exactly earned his goal after receiving the ball from an attempt between the two players. He had possession of his ball and he shot it from outside the box to give Manchester United the lead.
Bruno Fernandes (7.2/10): Fernandes didn’t have too much time to put in a brave performance. However, he performed his skills well and he got a ball from Rashford and he gently dribbled it to Sancho to give United a goal.
Marcus Rashford (6.7 / 10): Rashford got a warm cheer from the fans when he entered the field. He looked confident and also had a great search effort but was denied by the keeper’s excellent save.
Nemanja Matic (None)
Juan Mata (N / A)
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