United Have The Bounce Back Effect
Some teams can crumble under the pressure of just losing 7-1 to your arch rivals and then there manager receiveing death threats, having a brick thrown through the window and also the managers daughter being attacked. But not Manchester United. In a game where Ben Amos picked up just his second competitive appearance in NINE
seasons, with his other appearance just a little over 3 years ago, manager Brendan Rodgers rung the changes for the away game against Ukrainian Champions Shakhtar Donetsk at DonBas-Arena with Ginter, Clyne, Mirallas and Van Persie missing out giving Chiriches, Alhadhur Candreva and Bony another chance to shine.
United show their superiority in the 1-0 victory over the Ukrainian Champions but could and should have scored more.
Striker Wilfried Bony gave Man Utd the lead with a nice effort from 15 yards out in the 30th minute. Midfielder Teras Stepanenko then summer up his team's performance by nearly gifting United another goal on the 72nd minute.
Man Utd had a number of attempts at goal but their profligacy meant they didn't score as many as they would have liked or deserved.
John Stones put in a Man Of The Match performance during the 1-0 European Champions League victory. The defender looked in fantastic form, distributing the ball well and led the line well with some committed defending. The central defender's impressive timing of the challenge was very much evident in this impressive display.
Stones has featured on a regular basis for United, making nineteen appearances.
Stones gets man of the match
I am pleased to win the award for this match but it is really the result we are most pleased about because we support our manager and the majority of the fans do too so this is a huge result for us.