Given the 3-0 lead, United fans thought that Jose Mourinho would pick a team that would involve youth players in the team, but Jose didn’t seem to let it go. With the surprising results that have been produced recently, the manager needs to be sure that everything would go as planned. As the absence of Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera (suspended) were confirmed by the manager, Zlatan Ibrahimovic started while fans were a bit unhappy as Timothy Fosu-Mensah wasn’t involved with him not even making the bench.
The game started with Saint – Etienne trying to get back in the competition as they had lost the first leg 3-0. Only after 15 minutes, United made it possible to get ahead and score after a beautiful game set up by Mata. As the game went by United were trying to score another and the chances were there but Pogba, Rashford, and Ibrahimovic were all denied by the keeper.
United were all over the place, maybe not in the best performance ever, still did their job and administrated the game well. Pogba once again was trying to impress and he did, as the French imposed the game being really helpful. No history at the end of the day, United qualify for the next round fighting on another front to play in the Champions League. Bailly will be the only absence for the next game due to that red card tonight, but hopefully, Jones and Rojo will be ready for the next round.
Getting back to this evening’s game, here’s how the player performed and ratings for each one of them: