Man Utd player ratings vs Barcelona: Marcus Rashford shines at Camp Nou in Europa League play-off first leg

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Marcus Rashford was key in his side holding out for a draw in what was a frantic and exciting European tie at Camp Nou on Thursday.

Marcus Rashford was the game-changer yet again for Manchester United as they secured a 2-2 draw with Barcelona at Camp Nou on Thursday.

The Red Devils looked strong in the first leg of their Europa League play-off tie against Xavi's men but they were unfortunate to give away two fairly soft goals to Marcos Alonso and Raphinha.

Rashford produced a fine finish at the near post for United's first goal and a strong cross that resulted in an own goal from Jules Kounde, while Erik ten Hag owes a lot to Casemiro and Raphael Varane, who were solid when it came to the defensive work.

GOAL rates Manchester United's players from Camp Nou...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    David de Gea (7/10):

    Made a strong save to deny Robert Lewandowski early and was reliable other than when Raphinha's long range effort snuck past him.

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka (4/10):

    Defensively horrendous as he ended up overwhelmed and made it easy for Barca to create danger from his side.

    Raphael Varane (8/10):

    Tasked with keeping Lewandowski quiet, he did well to prevent the hitman getting time on the ball.

    Luke Shaw (7/10):

    Another strong performance in the middle of defence for the away team, giving nothing away.

    Tyrell Malacia (6/10):

    Worked hard down the left side as always and put in some heavy tackles to keep Barca out. Pushed forward a lot to offer an option in attack, too.

  2. Midfield
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    Casemiro (8/10):

    Vital in protecting the back-four to maintain control in midfield and mopped behind the defence at times, but a nervy moment late on when he hit his team's post.

    Fred (7/10):

    Got forward to help out in attack but offered no challenge for Marcos Alonso for the opening goal. His neat pass set up Rashford's equaliser.

    Bruno Fernandes (7/10):

    Carved out big chances for the away side as their most creative player. Was their best player in the first half and was key in the second.

  3. Attack
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    Jadon Sancho (6/10):

    Wasted a great chance in the second half but helped create a good one for Rashford. Still should have done more to help out his side.

    Wout Weghorst (6/10):

    His poorly placed effort ruined a great goal scoring opportunity in the first half. Was busy pressing the Barca defence when United were out of possession.

    Marcus Rashford (8/10):

    A strong charge forward, neat touch and fine finish to equalise and then his cross started the trouble that resulted in Jules Kounde's own goal.

  4. Subs & Manager
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    Subs & Manager

    Alejandro Garnacho (5/10):

    Came on in the last 10 minutes for Jadon Sancho but could did not get much of a chance to affect the game as Barca pushed for a late winner.

    Erik ten Hag (7/10):

    Set his team up well for a difficult trip to Camp Nou. They were the more dangerous team in the first half and responded well to going a goal down.