FA Cup 2017/18: Huddersfield 0-2 Manchester United, Player Ratings
Although the Red Devils had less of the ball, especially in the first half, their tight defence and ruthlessness and efficiency going forward was deserving of seeing them through.
Huddersfield were a spirited side this evening but their inability to find a clear pass and shooting opportunity in the final third was what cost them the game.
Here's how the players fared:
Jonas Lossl - 6/10
Didn't have anything to do in the first half but pick up the ball from the back of the net and boy did he do that well. Same thing in the second half and the way he got the ball was exquisite.
Terence Kongolo - 6.5/10
Seemed to be pumped up for this fixture and did well going forward in the first half but was outplayed on occasions and was taken off in the second.
Christopher Schindler - 7.5/10
Was a rock at the back everytime Manchester United came forward with seven clearances and three each of tackles, blocks and interceptions.
Zanka - 6/10
Couldn't keep up with his partner's performance besides him but did a few things right when Romelu Lukaku had the ball.
Florent Hadergjonaj - 6.5/10
Much like Kongolo, Florent Hadergjonaj tried to get forward as much as possible in the first half and kept an-usually-electric Alexis Sanchez quite for the most part.
Philip Billing - 8/10
Easily the best defensive midfielder on display tonight, Philip Billing was doing everything right in attack and defence and gave his side the platform to express themselves in the final third.
Danny Williams - 7/10
Dribbled with the ball especially well completing 75% of them and made the right passes, too. But was often caught in possession and lacked the discipline to stay back while his side pushed forward.
Rajiv Van La Parra - 6/10
Did well in the first half constantly going up against Ashley Young but dropped off in the second half and it greatly affected the way his side attacked.
Thomas Ince - 6/10
Much like Van La Parra, Thomas Ince began the game on the front foot and took the challenge to Manchester United but didn't seem to see it through the whole game sadly.
Colin Quaner - 6.5/10
Put some lovely crosses into the box all game and did his defensive duties well, too, but couldn't create any key chance and failed to provide that spark in the final third.
Steve Mounie - 6.5/10
A very underwhelming performance from Steve Mounie. Never quite got into the game and never took the chances he had with any intent.
Tommy Smith - 6/10
Came on to provide more width in the second half but it never quite worked out with United sitting deeper.
Scott Malone - 6.5/10
Replaced Kongolo to be a more attacking threat for his side but barring a few crosses, failed to trouble the United defence.
Abdelhamid Sabiri - 6/10
Came on too late in the game to have any impact.