How did Manchester United's players rate in last night's FA Cup win?
Published 23/02/2016 | 07:58
Manchester United are safely through to the quarter-finals, but which of their players showed signs that they are playing their way back into some form?
Aside from one confident catch from a Shrewsbury cross, the stand-in United keeper was not called into action at all and staying alert was his only challenge. 6
Rarely tested as a defender, United’s young right-back saw plenty of the ball and looked neat and tidy. Linked up nicely with Lingard. 6
Missed a great early chance with a header but made amends by opening the scoring. Did what was needed defensively, but that was very little. 7
Combined some solid defending when required with some composed use of the ball and some dangerous delivery from set-pieces. 7
Demonstrated his potential with a powerful run that got United behind Shrewsbury for the opening goal and defended well. Taken off at half-time. 7
The Spaniard moved the ball with purpose and quality from the heart of midfield and got his rewards when he played the fine cross for Lingard’s goal. 7
Kept United ticking in the heart of midfield with a solid display in which he prevented Shrewsbury getting any momentum and used the ball simply. 7
Gave an industrious display wide on the right, ensuring Shrewsbury defenders were rarely able to rest easy. Capped a good performance with a goal. 7
Scored a goal and produced several more moments of class as he made the most of the space he was afforded. Not at his best but still caught the eye. 8
Some over-ambitious shots early on earned him some ridicule from the home fans, but overall his trickery caused problems during a decent night’s work. 7
Looked a constant threat in the first half with his movement and pace before fading a little after the interval and being replaced with the game won. 7
Joe Riley (for Borthwick-Jackson, HT) 6
Andreas Perreira (for Mata, 65) 6
Will Keane (for Martial, 71) 6
Shrewsbury (3-4-2-1): Leutwiler 7; Grandison 6, Whitbread 5, Knight-Percival 5 (Cole HT, 6); Grimmer 6, Ogogo 6, Black 6, Brown 7; Whalley 6, Mangan 6; Akpa-Akpro 6 (Clark 81, 6). Subs: Halstead, Sadler, Vernon, Smith, Grandin.