Juan Cuadrado (RM) – 6/10 – Held the width well in the first half and his run in behind started the sequence for Vlahovic’s goal. The Colombian’s role became more muddled after the break, even appearing in the pivot, and his influence waned. He was busy until the end, though.
Danilo (CM) – 5/10 – Uncomfortable in possession throughout as he was caught dawdling with the ball on several occasions. Struggled to play at the angles required of a midfielder. However, he covered well in defensive transition.
Arthur Melo (CM) – 6.5/10 – Much-improved from the Villarreal contest. In this one, Arthur wasn’t the orchestrator as he often advanced from the pivot to support those ahead of him. The Brazilian took up some smart positions in the second phase and functioned as the connector in midfield.
Adrien Rabiot (LM) – 7.5/10 – Rabiot was a physical presence on Sunday afternoon. He used his body superbly to evade pressure, and he struck a brilliant relationship with Pellegrini down the left. I thought he was very good in all phases.