FA Cup - Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Manchester United: Player Ratings
Sergio Romero – (6.5/10)
The Argentine goalkeeper was made to make a few regulation saves in the match. He made a crucial clearance off a Shrewsbury corner late on to keep the clean sheet.
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – (6.5/10)
The young full-back fulfilled his offensive duties perfectly and teamed up well with Memphis on the left flank. He was taken off for 19-year-old Joe Riley at half-time.
Daley Blind – (7/10)
The Dutch defender had a good outing. He made good forward runs to open spaces for the United attackers and was accurate with his passing as well.
Chris Smalling – (7.5/10)
Along with scoring the opening goal for United, the Englishman paired up well with Blind and helped keep his team a clean sheet.
Guillermo Varela – (7/10)
The Uruguayan youngster’s link-up play with Lingard on the right flank was commendable. His work-rate was very impressive as well.
Morgan Schneiderlin – (8/10)
The Frenchman had a great outing, he bossed the midfield and made quite a few interceptions to keep the hosts at bay. Schneiderlin was decisive with his passing and he also assisted Smalling for United’s first goal.
Ander Herrera – (7/10)
Herrera was initially way-ward with his passing but improved his game as the match progressed. He complimented Schneiderlin perfectly in the midfield and also gave an assist to Lingard, who scored the final goal of the night.
Memphis – (7/10)
Memphis showed glimpses of how lethal he can be but lacked the finishing touch in the match. His performance improved after Mata was taken off and he was given a more central role. His link up play with Martial and later on with Perreira was impressive.
Juan Mata – (8.5/10)
Mata was at his brilliant best on the night. The Spaniard was accurate with his passing and his off the ball movements, he played a huge part in majority of United attacks as long as he was on the pitch. The number 8 also scored a sublime free-kick late in the first half to double United’s lead.
Jesse Lingard – (7/10)
Lingard failed to stamp his authority on the match from the word go but slowly grew in stature as the match progressed. He scored the third goal for United, a composed finish, after a glorious ball from Herrera found him in the box.
Anthony Martial – (7/10)
Martial needed some time to get into his own in the match. After that, he troubled the Shrewsbury defence and also extracted the foul which led to Mata’s free-kick goal, however, he missed a glorious chance to score as he headed the ball wide from close range after a brilliant set-piece routine from United.
Joe Riley – (6.5/10)
The 19-year-old had a decent enough debut for the first team. He was brought on for Borthwick-Jackson after half-time.
Andreas Perreira – (6.5/10)
The Brazilian blew hot and cold but saw a lot of ball after he was brought on for Mata.
Will Keane – N/A
Keane was brought on for Martial in the 71st minute but was taken off soon after due to an injury and United played rest of the match with 10 men.