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FC Sheriff vs Manchester United: Europa League match report, player ratings, fan reaction and more

The Reds got their continental campaign back on track in dominant fashion on Thursday

Match report

Premier League giants Manchester United got the club’s European campaign firmly back on track on Thursday evening, courtesy of a routine downing of FC Sheriff.

Erik ten Hag’s troops were back in action a short time ago.

After slipping to defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad in their Europa League season opener, the Red Devils tonight made the trip to Moldova, aware that nothing but a victory would suffice up against FC Sheriff.

And, when all was said and done, secure all three points is precisely what United went on to do.

The evening’s scoring was opened inside 20 minutes, when Jadon Sancho kept alive a fine recent stretch of form courtesy of a clever turn and finish inside the hosts’ penalty area:

This was then followed shortly before the interval by Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal of the season, to put the visitors all but out of sight at the Zimbru Stadium.

Player ratings

FC Sheriff

Maksym Koval – 4.5

Armel Junior Zohouri – 5

Gaby Kiki – 5

Stjepan Radeljic – 5.5

Patrick Kpozo – 5

Cedric Badolo – 5

Moussa Kyabou – 5

Mouhamed Diop – 5.5

Rasheed Ibrahim Akanbi – 4.5

Iyayi Believe Atiemwen – 5

Abou Ouattara – 4.5

Manchester United

David de Gea – 6

Diogo Dalot – 7

Raphael Varane – 6.5

Lisandro Martinez – 7

Tyrell Malacia – 6

Scott McTominay – 7.5

Christian Eriksen – 8

Antony – 6

Bruno Fernandes – 6

Jadon Sancho – 7.5

Cristiano Ronaldo – 7

Casemiro – 6

Social media reaction

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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