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Manchester United player ratings: Luke Shaw and Romelu Lukaku brilliant

Manchester United player ratings: Luke Shaw and Romelu Lukaku brilliant

Sergio Romero

Had a quiet evening but had to fish the ball out of his net to sully his performance. Saved crucially late on. 7

Antonio Valencia

A surprise starter, given how often he has been rested for midweek matches this term. Game but overshadowed by the other wing-back. 6

Victor Lindelof

The Swede’s confidence is growing with every game. Lindelof is a lot more vocal in the United defence and he is bringing the ball forward more often. 7

Chris Smalling

Like Romero, was enjoying an uneventful evening until CSKA struck on the verge of half-time to blight an otherwise decent 45 minutes. 6

Daley Blind

Has been struggling for form since pre-season and does not look like regaining it. Off the pace before he allowed CSKA in to go 1-0 up. 5

Luke Shaw

Almost scored and should have assisted Marcus Rashford before he was caught out for the goal which tainted an otherwise encouraging display. 8

Paul Pogba

Kept up the tempo on the ball and assisted Romelu Lukaku’s volley magnificently. Transformed the game with one pass and will be missed on Sunday. 8

Ander Herrera

Disciplined and urgent but did not really effect the game when United were at their attacking best during the game. Came off ahead of a possible derby start. 6

Lukaku scored his 13th United goal

Juan Mata

Acted as a fine conduit between the defence and front two and he offered some outrageous crowdpleasing moments. 7

Marcus Rashford

Should have scored in the opening stages but his slight mis-hit struck the post. Finished much more cleanly in the second-half. 7

Romelu Lukaku

Started superbly and his hold-up play outside the box was his best since he moved to the club. Scored superbly and did great for Rashford’s goal. 8

Subs

Scott McTominay

Got booked. 6

Axel Tuanzebe

Looked comfortable at right-wing back. 6

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