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Man Utd 0-0 Real Sociedad Player Ratings: Shoretire sets record on European debut

Man United had few problems as they eased into the last 16 of the Europa League on a record-breaking night for Shola Shoretire.

 
10:52pm on Thursday 25th February 2021
By
Robin Bairner

Manchester United moved through into the last 16 of the Europa League with a scoreless draw against Real Sociedad.

Much of the hard work had been done in Turin last week thanks to a 4-0 win. A somewhat rotated side was given an early scare as Mikel Oiarzabal sent a penalty wide of the target, but otherwise it was a routine game.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer notably gave youngsters Amad Diallo (6.1 FC Rating) and Shola Shoretire time off the bench, with the latter becoming Manchester United’s youngest European player.

But who were the stars?

Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Victor Lindelof: 7.4

His match will be remembered for the foul that prevented Axel Tuenzebe from opening the scoring midway through the second half.

Overall, though, the Swede gave a strong account of himself in the heart of the defence against Alexander Isak – a player who has been linked with Barcelona in recent times.

Won the single tackle he attempted, three of the four headers he challenged for and half his duels on the deck. A very solid display.

BAD PERFORMANCE

Alexander Isak: 5.3

While this was not a match that Sociedad were every likely to stand much of a chance in terms of progression in the competition, Isak will have few poorer nights.

He was hauled off at the break having touched the ball a mere nine times over the course of the opening half, utterly powerless to make an impression on the Man Utd defence.

He better hope that Barcelona were not watching.

STAR MAN

Alex Remiro: 8.8

An unimpressive display in the first leg was part of the reason that Real Sociedad were chasing a four-goal deficit when they arrived in Manchester. The goalkeeper, though, has generally been a solid customer this season and kept his third clean sheet in his last four games.

Produced four saves over the course of the fixture, including a fine stop to deny Anthony Martial and a solid save earlier to thwart Mason Greenwood.

Manchester United 0-0 Real Sociedad: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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