FA Cup: Manchester United player ratings vs Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United reached the final of the FA Cup as they beat Tottenham Hotspur by a 2-1 scoreline at the Wembley Stadium. The Red Devils trailed early courtesy of a Dele Alli effort but goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera ensured that they progressed to a record-equalling 20th FA Cup final.

Player Ratings:
David de Gea – The Spaniard was stranded for Spurs’ opening goal with the United defence falling to cut off the delivery. Apart from this, he had a relatively comfortable game with Spurs resorting to long-range shots – 6.5/10
Antonio Valencia – The Ecuadorian did a good job on Heung-Min Son on the right side and looked commanding with the ball in the opposition half. Lucky to not be sent off for a couple of fouls in the second period – 6.5/10
Phil Jones – The Englishman could not do much for the Spurs’ opener but besides this, he came flying with multiple clearances and was clearly a solid performer alongside compatriot Smalling – 7.5/10
Chris Smalling – Smalling has come for stick from the United faithful for his positioning, and it was a similar case in the first-half. As the game progressed, he got the better of Harry Kane with key interceptions – 6.5/10
Nemanja Matic – Struggled to cope with the initial threat from the opposition attack, but took up good positions following the interval whilst acting as a shield ahead of the backline – 6.5/10
Ander Herrera – The Spaniard truly deserves a contract extension for his efforts. Herrera produced another tenacious performance in midfield and this was capped off by a match-defining goal for United – 7.5/10
Paul Pogba – Started the game with a couple of giveaways but improved as the game went on. Provided the key assist for Alexis Sanchez’s opener after stealing the ball from Mousa Dembele – 7/10
Jesse Lingard – Not the best of games for the Englishman. Lingard struggled to find a flow in his passing during the game but he made a key decision to let the ball go for Herrera’s winner – 6/10
Alexis Sanchez – The Chilean’s selection was questioned prior to the game but he managed to prove his critics wrong with a wonderful header to pull United level. He continued to show enthusiasm with his forward play – 8/10
Romelu Lukaku – Lukaku struggled to make his presence felt in the opposition box barring the one occasion where his neat delivery set up Herrera for the match-winning goal – 6/10

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