Europa League: Manchester United defeats Sheriff 2-0 on Thursday

CHIşINăU. Manchester United conquers Sheriff with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Sancho (17') and a penalty scored by C. Ronaldo (39').


CHIşINăU. Manchester United prevails over Sheriff with a 2-0 win with a goal from J. Sancho (17′) and a penalty scored by C. Ronaldo (39′). Manchester United was vastly superior ball possession (68%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stadionul Zimbru stadium in Chişinău on Thursday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Paweł Raczkowski with the help of Radoslav Siejka and Adam Kupsik. The 4th official was Tomasz Musial. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 22.2 degrees Celsius or 71.92 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

Manchester United was in firm control of the ball 68% while Sheriff was struggling with a 32% ball possession.

Manchester United was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 3 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Manchester United won the match.​

Sheriff shot 10 times, 2 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Manchester United shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.


Sheriff received 2 yellow cards (P. Kpozo and I. B. Atiemwen). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Manchester United.

After playing this encounter, Sheriff stays with 3 points to occupy the 1st place in the table. while Manchester United has 0 points (3rd).

Match Events

  • 17'

    J. Sancho

    C. Eriksen

  • 38'

    P. Kpozo

  • 39'

    C. Ronaldo (Penalty)

  • 46'


    S. McTominay

  • 63'

    I. B. Atiemwen

  • 70'

    L. Shaw

    D. Dalot

  • 73'

    F. Vizeu

    R. I. Akanbi

  • 73'


    A. Ouattara

  • 81'

    A. Elanga

    C. Ronaldo

  • 81'

    M. Salifu

    I. B. Atiemwen

  • 90'

    H. Maguire

    L. Martinez

  • 90'

    A. Garnacho


Next match

In the upcoming Europa League match, Sheriff will play away with Manchester United on the 27th of October with a 1-0 head to head in favor of Manchester United (0 draws).

Manchester United will play away with Omonia Nicosia on the 6th of October with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Sheriff: Formation and Lineups

Sheriff started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Stjepan Tomas chose to play with the following team: Maksym Koval (6.0), Armel Zohouri (5.9), Gabi Kiki (6.7), Stjepan Radeljić (7.6), Patrick Kpozo (5.9), Mouhamed Diop (7.0), Moussa Kyabou (6.4), Cedric Badolo (6.8), Abou Ouattara (6.4), Iyayi Believe Atiemwen (6.4) and Rasheed Ibrahim Akanbi (6.8).


Sheriff made 3 changes: R. I. Akanbi for F. Vizeu (73′), A. Ouattara for Pernambuco (73′) and I. B. Atiemwen for M. Salifu (81′).

Top player: Stjepan Radeljić

Probably the most impressive player in Sheriff was Stjepan Radeljić.

His rating is (7.6) with 34 passes (73% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.

Manchester United: Formation and Lineups

Manchester United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Erik ten Hag played with: David De Gea (6.8), Diogo Dalot (7.1), Raphaël Varane (7.0), Lisandro Martínez (7.4), Tyrell Malacia (7.1), Scott McTominay (7.0), Christian Eriksen (7.4), Antony (7.0), Bruno Fernandes (7.4), Jadon Sancho (7.4) and Cristiano Ronaldo (7.1).


Manchester United made 5 changes: S. McTominay for Casemiro (46′), D. Dalot for L. Shaw (70′), C. Ronaldo for A. Elanga (81′), L. Martinez for H. Maguire (90′) and Antony for A. Garnacho (90′).

Top player: Jadon Sancho

Probably the most impressive player in Manchester United was Jadon Sancho.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 39 passes (89% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4. He performed 1 cross.

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