Manchester United travelled to Russia to take on CSKA Moscow in a group stage Champions League encounter on Wednesday. United were fresh from a victory at the Goodison Park and were hoping to build on the confidence but were lucky to get a point out of the game after going down a goal early in the game.
Martial scored the equalizer for United and saved them the blushes. Here are the Player Ratings for the CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United game.
Akinfeev (2.5): Was not really tested enough on the day but should have done better to stop Martial’s header in the second half.
Fernandes (3): Showed lots of promise going ahead in attack and also won a penalty for his team. Should have dealt with Martial as he gave him a free header.
V Berezutski (3): Hardly put a foot wrong in the first half until he had to be substituted due to an injury.
Ignashevich (3): Afforded no space to the United forwards as he put in a solid and assured display at the back for the hosts.
Schennikov (2.5): Stuck to his task for most of the game but the only time he let Valencia get the better of him, United equalized.
Tosic (2.5): Often found himself crowded out and out of position and as a result, rarely had an impact on the game.
Wembloom (3): Full of energy on the day as he put pressure on the United mid-field and won the ball back on more than one occasion.
Eremenko (2.5): Did not do much in open play and was lucky that Doumbia finished off the spot kick that he fluffed.
Musa (2.5): Was good down the flanks to bring his team forward but often disappointed with the final ball into the box.
Dzagoev (2): Was a mere spectator for most of the game as he hardly did anything that effected and helped his team mates.
Doumbia (3): Troubled the United defense at times and gave his side the lead with a calm finish after de Gea saved the initial penalty.
A Berezutski (2.5)
A Cauna (2.5)
De Gea (3.5): Was alert and athletic with his shot stopping and was unlucky that Doumbia converted after he saved the penalty kick.
Valencia (3.5): Was full of running all day and his well timed run and cross gave Martial the goal and his team a point.
Smalling (3): Hardly put a foot wrong as he was a big presence in the penalty area giving no time to his opponents.
Jones (3): Solid at the back as he made many crucial interceptions to keep the home team away from the scoring area.
Rojo (2.5): A very dull first half as he was beaten time and again down the flank. A better performance in the second half.
Schweinsteiger (2.5): Looked far from comfortable on the ball as he took too much time in possession. Hauled away at half time.
Schneiderlin (3): Scrappy at the back but got the work done by breaking play and pushing the play up-front.
Lingard (2.5): Started brightly in the middle of the park but hardly influenced the game as the clock ticked on.
Rooney (2.5): Could have easily put two away in the first half as he was in-effective in leading the line against a weak defense.
Herrera (2.5): Played in an attacking mid-field role and hardly troubled the opponents. Made no telling contribution to the game.
Martial (2.5): Not really effective up front and gave away a penalty for a hand ball. Came back strongly with the equalizer in the second half.