Who was Man of the Match against Barcelona?

Thursday 23 February 2023 23:35

Manchester United produced a sensational second-half performance to beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Europa League play-off.

The Reds clinched a hard-earned success on the night, to progress 4-3 on aggregate, on a glorious occasion at the Theatre of Dreams.

There were many excellent performances, as you would expect when beating a team currently sitting eight points clear at the top of La Liga, but only one man could win the accolade.

Who is your Man of the Match after United's thrilling comeback win?poll

Who is your Man of the Match after United's thrilling comeback win?

A very worthy winner, as voted by the fans in our United App, was the scorer of our first goal, Fred.

The midfielder produced an outstanding display at the heart of the midfield, capped by his right-footed finish to Bruno Fernandes's pass, to level Robert Lewandowski's penalty opener, soon after the break.

He was also involved in the build-up to Antony's winner, as his shot was blocked before his fellow countryman beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen with a beauty.

Fred finished up on 37 per cent in our poll and this is the first time he has landed the individual award since April last year, when he was Man of the Match for the second game in succession, in a draw with Leicester City, after a stellar showing against Atletico Madrid.

Second place went to Casemiro, on 15%, with Antony third (11%), making it a Brazilian one-two-three on the night!

Bruno Fernandes and central-defensive partners Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez also scored highly in the voting.

Thanks for getting involved - now enter our competition to try to win a Fred shirt!