Ratings: Luke Shaw impressed on his return to action; a shoe in for the derby?

Manchester United beat CSKA Moscow 2-1 in the final UEFA Champions League group stage match at Old Trafford. Santos Vitinho put his side ahead in the last minute of the first half, Alan Dzagoev deflecting the ball into the back of the net, which seemed like an offside goal. United hit the Russian side with two goals in two minutes through Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford to win the match. United will be happy to have won the group, but could still play some of Europe’s big guns.

United won the match, also winning the group with Basel the runners-up, amassing 15 points out of a possible 18 with Pogba making his last appearance for three matches. The draw will be made on Monday at 11:00 GMT. United eventually got the result they wanted, not necessarily needed, but to win five out of six matches is a big improvement after playing in the UEFA Europa League last season and sitting out of the Champions League for around 18 months. Jose Mourinho will be happy with his side’s progress, looking forward to see the challenge that will come next year.

Goals: Romelu Lukaku 64′, Marcus Rashford 66′

Assists: Paul Pogba 64′, Juan Mata 66′

Manchester United: Romero; Lindelof, Smalling, Blind; Valencia (Tuanzebe 72′), Herrera (McTominay 67′), Pogba; Shaw; Mata; Lukaku (Martial 74′), Rashford

Substitutes Not Used: Pereira; Darmian; Lingard, Young

Bookings: Scott McTominay 73′

Manchester United

22 Sergio Romero

The Argentinian did not have much to do. Had to make two saves to deny the Russian side. Was unable to stop the goal at the end of the first half though.


2 Victor Lindelof

A confident performance from the Swede. 86% passing, three interceptions, three clearances and three blocks. A confident performance. Great to see the real Victor Lindelof.


Chris Smalling

Won all three tackles and the aerial duel. Made two clearances and one block. Did all he could do defensively. Unlucky not to score a header.


17 Daley Blind

The Dutchman had a shot on goal, which was blocked. Took a flurry of set-pieces, which were cleared away. Made one interception and did what he needed to do defensively.


25 Antonio Valencia

Had two shots against CSKA; one blocked and one saved. Used his pace to break forward for much of the game, trying to get the better of his man on the right flank. Replaced by Tuanzebe in the 72nd minute, keeping him fresh for Sunday.


21 Ander Herrera

Played in place of Matic and did what he needed to do. The Spanish midfielder was lively alongside Pogba and got stuck into the game. Replaced by McTominay in the 67th minute in view of his fitness ahead of Sunday.


6 Paul Pogba

His last appearance for three matches. 81% passing, won his tackles and assisted Romelu Lukaku's equaliser. Will be a big miss against City, but United will have to do without him.


23 Luke Shaw

Will probably be named the Man of the Match for his performance. In the first half, he broke forward at pace and generally looked like a bat out of hell. Unlucky not to score or get an assist. Had two shots; one was saved and the other was blocked. Made one interception, four clearances and two blocks. Foot in the door?


8 Juan Mata

An impressive performance from the Spaniard who showed his tricks against the Russian side. Got the assist for Rashford's winner, created two other chances and gave the Russian's something to deal with on each attack.


Romelu Lukaku

Scored the leveller for United in the 64th minute of the match, beating his man with his strength and finding the back of the net. Played well and posed a challenge for his opposition. Replaced by Martial in the 74th minute.


10 Marcus Rashford

Nearly scored in the opening few minutes, but his effort came off the post. Tried to cause a problem for the opposition on each attack. Struggled with his final ball at times, but it will come. Has come a long way in less than two years.



39 Scott McTominay

Replaced Herrera 67'. Was booked in the 73rd minute. Did what was asked of him. It all adds to his experience.


38 Axel Tuanzebe

Replaced Tunzebe 72'. Didn't really see much involvement but rarely stepped a foot wrong.


9 Anthony Martial

Replaced Lukaku 74'. Made an appearance on his birthday. Did not have much time to get stuck in but will be ready for Sunday.


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