Villarreal beat Manchester United in Europa League final: player ratings

Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

David de Gea Beaten by an awkward bounce on goal but had little to do until the until the final, decisive penalty kick. 6

Aaron Wan-Bissaka Strong and sharp in the tackle as always, but more was required creatively in the final third. 6

Eric Bailly Effective one moment, a worry the next. Cleverly blocked off by Albiol for the Villareal goal. 6

Victor Lindelöf Badly at fault for the goal. Was unaware of Moreno’s movement and held off too easily by the striker. 5

Luke Shaw One of several in red whose influence grew as the final wore on. Lost Moreno at the free-kick. 7

Scott McTominay A driving force. Created openings, including the corner for equaliser, through sheer force of will. 8

Paul Pogba Given the role, and space from deep, to open up Villarreal with his range of passing but they gave him no invitations. 6

Mason Greenwood United’s liveliest forward in the first half. Caused problems with pace and first touch before fading. 6

Bruno Fernandes A frustrated and nullified figure until the equaliser. Improved thereafter to inject some life into United’s display, but not influential enough. 6

Marcus Rashford A difficult night. Given little space, missed a glorious chance and took a knock in extra time. 5

Edinson Cavani Uruguayan’s sixth goal in five Europa League games this season was reward for a tireless shift. 7

Subs Fred for Greenwood, 100 6; James for Pogba, 116 5; Tuanzebe for Bailly, 116 5; Telles for McTominay, 120 5; Mata for Wan-Bissaka, 120 5

Villarreal (4-4-2)

Gerónimo Rulli Commanded his area after a nervous start. Well protected by a deep defence. Erratic distribution but emerged as the hero. 6

Juan Foyth Bloodied and bandaged early on but stifled Rashford. Booked for a dangerous foul on Shaw. 7

Raúl Albiol The 35-year-old captain organised his defence expertly. His experience told on Moreno’s goal too. 7

Pau Torres Aware of danger and assured on the ball. Made important interceptions but not for Cavani’s goal. 7

Alfonso Pedraza Struggled against Greenwood’s pace but stuck close enough to his marker to limit those raids. 6

Yeremi Pino A tireless outlet on the right, and often the only one. Sacrificed his attacking instincts to help Foyth. 6

Étienne Capoue The former Watford man protected his central defence well. Composed on the ball too. Booked. 7

Daniel Parejo Delivered a superb free-kick for the breakthrough and numerous interceptions in midfield. A big influence. 8

Manu Trigueros Skied an early chance with his wrong foot. Neat in possession but offered little in attack. 6

Gerard Moreno Took his one chance smartly to cap a superb season with his 30th goal. Often isolated by defensive tactics until extra time. 7

Carlos Bacca Aside from an audacious rabona cross, the veteran striker had little opportunity to trouble United’s defence. 6

Subs Coquelin for Bacca, 60 6; Alcacer for Pino, 78 6; Moi Gomez for Trigueros, 78 6; Alberto Moreno for Pedraza, 88 6; Gaspar for Foyth, 88 5; Raba for Capoue, 120 5


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