Man Utd ratings: Sharp-shooting Marcus Rashford finishes off Real Betis as Harry Maguire also shines

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 Marcus Rashford celebrate second leg Manchester United Betis 2022-23.
Marcus Rashford's second-half missile gave Manchester United a 1-0 victory at Real Betis after a shaky start.

The Red Devils advanced to the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a whopping 5-1 aggregate scoreline over the Spanish side, their 1-0 win in the second leg Thursday more than enough to go through.

But the result should not hide the fact that they were overwhelmed for much of the first half and were fortunate not to at least be a goal down.

Joaquin hit the post and David de Gea had to make a towering save from Juanmi as Betis swarmed over United, roared on by a 52,000-strong crowd in Seville.

United, however, could have scored themselves just before the break when Facundo Pellistri hit the post.

Erik ten Hag's side improved thereafter and once Rashford struck his 27th goal in all competitions it was game over for Betis and their former Manhester City coach Manuel Pellegrini.

GOAL rates Manchester United's players from the Estadio Benito Villamarin...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    David de Gea (8/10):

    Made himself big to thwart Juanmi early on and made an outstanding reflex save to deny Ayoze Perez.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka (7/10):

    Continued his resurgence under Ten Hag.

    Harry Maguire (7/10):

    Making only his fifth start of 2023, the captain anticipated the game well and made a number of crucial blocks. Should have scored with a header from a corner in second half.

    Lisandro Martinez (6/10):

    A bit shaken at the start but then improved.

    Tyrell Malacia (5/10):

    Struggled a lot against Aitor Ruibal and was not very effective in attack.

  2. Midfield
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    Bruno Fernandes (6/10):

    Was better defensively than in attack. Taken off early as he was one booking away from suspension.

    Casemiro (5/10):

    Gave Joaquin too much space in the first half and has to shoulder some responsibility for Betis' first-half storm. Avoided a booking and is at least not suspended for the quarter-finals.

    Fred (6/10):

    Worked his socks off in the middle of the park.

  3. Attack
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    Facundo Pellistri (7/10):

    Almost scored at the end of the first half and was good after the break.

    Wout Weghorst (5/10):

    Should have made contact with Pellistri's cross-shot and again failed to create much danger.

    Marcus Rashford (7/10):

    Killed off the tie with a marvellous strike from outside the area, making amends for two bad misses, including hitting the ball into the second tier of the stadium moments before his goal.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Subs & Manager

    Jadon Sancho (5/10):

    Should have done more with the game stretched. Still poor with his decisions and the individual training plan hasn't had the desired effect.

    Marcel Sabitzer (6/10):

    Helped see out the victory with a solid midfield display.

    Anthony Elanga (6/10):

    Put some fear into Betis with his pace but didn't have much of an impact.

    Diogo Dalot (6/10):

    Had some good attacking spells when he came on.

    Victor Lindelof (6/10):

    Came on with 15 minutes to go.

    Erik ten Hag (7/10):

    Set up his side not to bottle the tie, and they followed his orders.