Player Ratings: Pogba’s influence off the bench crucial in Milan

Manchester United have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Europa League after beating AC Milan 1-0 at the San Siro, thanks to a goal from half-time substitute Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman made a huge difference when he came on and scored minutes later after an important interception from Fred.

We’ll be in the hat for the draw which was the ultimate aim tonight as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer searches for his first trophy as United manager.

Knocking Milan out gives us a big advantage, and as a defensive duo Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire deserve credit for dealing with the bit of pressure that was thrown at them towards the end.

Well done, lads!

Manchester United Player Ratings

Dean Henderson – 8

Made a decent save in the first-half to stop Saelmaekers’ effort, but was made work harder by Zlatan Ibrahimovic later on. Very assured between the sticks.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5

Defensively solid but didn’t get forward enough.

Harry Maguire – 6

Played a magnificent pass to Shaw before the break. Never gave us reasons to worry.

Victor Lindelof – 7

Solid throughout. Hopefully builds on this performance.

Luke Shaw – 7

United’s main threat going forward in the first-half. Also made an important tackle to intercept a squared ball to Ibrahimovic.

Fred – 5

Did well for Pogba’s goal to retain possession inside Milan’s box. Quiet other than that.

McTominay – 6

A constant physical presence in the middle. Showed a decent range of passing.

Bruno Fernandes – 4


Daniel James – 5

Wasteful. Needs to work on his final ball.

Mason Greenwood – 5


Marcus Rashford – 4

Still doesn’t look fit. Came off at half-time for Pogba.


Paul Pogba – 8

Instant impact off the bench with his goal. Milan struggled to cope with him.

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  1. POGBA was the difference while Dan James floundered AGAIN”,it was a Pen on James with a Body check deemed ok and not going to VAR?, anyway Luke and the defence stood firm while Mason looked lost again,Diallo should have come on but OLE hates SUBS as we know, GRENADA next or GOONERS? who cares, bring em on,bring em all on !

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