Sevilla 3-0 Manchester United (5-2 agg): Player ratings as Devils implode again to exit UEFA Europa League


Manchester United again gifted Sevilla two goals as they crashed out of the UEFA Europa League following a 3-0 defeat in the away leg of their quarter-final.

Two late own goals at Old Trafford had seen Thursday’s match at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan kick off with the tie all square at 2-2.

And another desperate defensive display saw United eliminated, with Youssef En-Nesyri helping himself to a brace after errors from Harry Maguire and David de Gea.

Loic Bade was also on target as Sevilla cruised through courtesy of a 5-2 aggregate success, with Juventus next in the semi-finals.

United had been quick out of the blocks at home last week, but they contributed to their own early downfall this time as Sevilla broke through in the eighth minute.

De Gea fed the ball into Maguire, who was quickly surrounded by three attackers on the edge of the penalty area and saw his attempted pass intercepted by Erik Lamela before En-Nesyri calmly slotted home.

Sevilla continued to pose the greater threat, and the VAR came to United’s rescue five minutes before the break when Marcos Acuna strayed offside before Lucas Ocampos brilliantly fired past De Gea.

It was only a temporary reprieve as Ivan Rakitic’s corner looped up off Bade’s shoulder and over De Gea at the start of the second half.

Ocampos somehow failed to add a third in a goalmouth scramble, allowing United to attempt their own two-goal comeback as Casemiro and Christian Eriksen went close.

But any hopes of a United recovery were ended nine minutes from time when De Gea raced out of his box and failed to make clean contact with a clearance, giving En-Nesyri the opportunity to curl his shot around the stranded goalkeeper.

Sevilla player ratings (4-2-3-1)

GK: Bono (5); RB: Navas (6), CB: Bade (8), CB: Marcao (6), LB: Acuna (6); CM: Fernando (7), CM: Gudelj (7); RM: Ocampos (8), AM: Rakitic (8), LM: Lamela (7); ST: En-Nesyri (8)

Sub: Suso (6), Gil (6), Telles (N/A)

Man Utd player ratings (4-2-3-1)

GK: David de Gea – 1/10 – Didn’t help Maguire for the early goal with a poor choice of pass and didn’t inspire confidence in those in front of him at all. Too easily beaten for the Sevilla second and the third goal was entirely his fault.

RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5/10 – Didn’t reappear for the second half, having swapped to the left and Ten Hag seemingly wanting a specialist.

CB: Harry Maguire (c) – 4/10 – Didn’t position himself well when his pocket was picked for the opening goal, especially after it appeared he had signalled to receive the ball.

CB: Victor Lindelof – 6/10 – Made a few good blocks to keep Sevilla at bay.

LB: Diogo Dalot – 6/10 – Saw plenty of the ball but was alway very safe.

CM: Casemiro – 5/10 – Picked up another suspension, not that it will apply until next season.

CM: Christian Eriksen – 5/10 – A second start in quick succession after a few months out looked like it was taking its toll.

RM: Antony – 6/10 – Looked the one United player most likely to create something.

AM: Marcel Sabitzer – 4/10 – No way near as effective as he was at Old Trafford. Off the pace.

LM: Jadon Sancho – 4/10 – Disappointingly poor.

ST: Anthony Martial – 5/10 – Often had to come deep to try and get involved, before another injury prematurely ended his night.


SUB: Marcus Rashford (46′ for Sancho) – 6/10

SUB: Luke Shaw (46′ for Wan-Bissaka) – 6/10

SUB: Wout Weghorst (54′ for Martial) – 5/10

SUB: Fred (68′ for Sabitzer) – 5/10

SUB: Anthony Elanga (86′ for Eriksen) – N/A


Erik ten Hag – 6/10 – His team weren’t up for the fight. Went to the bench relatively quickly.

Player of the match – Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla)

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