Nicolas Pepe (RW) – 6/10 – On the ball, wasteful. Off the ball, bang average. Honestly, the time has been running out for a while but there can only be a few grains of sand left in the timer. Even if you ignore the price tag, he’s so underwhelming. It was a poor night from Pepe (again) but he popped up with a good goal (again). Every time you want to slate him with the shackles off, he does something like that.
As Molde committed men he had far more freedom to play into, where he was significantly more dangerous (and exciting!), but that’s needed throughout, not when you’re 3-1 up.
Eddie Nketiah (ST) – 5/10 – Tough evening for the striker who was left to watch on for large periods with so much of the play taking place in wide areas. Was inexcusably denied a trademark Nketiah goal when the linesman thought he’d touched the ball over Willock in the first half.
Willian (LW) – 6/10 – Looked tired, in all honesty. Had a great game at Old Trafford but needed to extra minutes tonight, and while he gave the ball away a few too many times, he did all the basics well in regards to link-up play and tracking runners. Came off early with an eye on Sunday.
Bukayo Saka – 8/10 – So classy. Everything he does oozes class, with it taking him a matter of seconds to set up Pepe for the third goal with a delightful ball on the edge of the box.
Cedric Soares – 7/10 – Came on and made some great runs forward to ease the pressure on his teammates. Looked well up for it on and off the ball.
Mohamed Elneny – 7/10 – Did what was asked of him well in the small time he was on.
Kieran Tierney – 7/10 – Can’t really say too much as he didn’t touch the ball all that often.