Although it was a disappointing defeat to Barcelona last night, there were a number of United players who came out from the 1-0 loss with a lot of credit.
Scott McTominay and Fred were particularly impressive in the middle of the park, helping to restrict the La Liga side to very few clear-cut chances.
Fans on Twitter were quick to praise McTominay who at 22 years of age is showing some promising signs that he could be playing in United’s midfield for years to come:
The next Michael carrick
— Roba (@Roba69191860) 10 April 2019
Very good performance from the lad. He stepped up. 👏
— A D A M 🔰 (@UnitedObsessed) 10 April 2019
Awesome deserves full credit
— mark cook (@estateagent455) 11 April 2019
My god those stats. What a beast today.
— Liam (@utd_liam_) 10 April 2019
@jimmybT20 McSauce master class
— Jordon Rogers (@21Rogers21) 11 April 2019
He was superb 👍
— Robert Scarfe (@RJScarfe83) 11 April 2019
Fred and McTominay in particular had the best match of their lives! So impressed with them tonight!!
— Dan (@dhook352) 10 April 2019
Getting better and better
— Barry Madden (@72barmad) 10 April 2019
Big performances against PSG and Barcelona at the age of 22.
— § (@DalotologyV2) 10 April 2019
the guy’s so assured. said there was going to be a time when he’d be undroppable but it’s come too soon
— Football Analyst (@footbalanalyst) 10 April 2019
Of course, it was disappointing that the Red Devils couldn’t have taken a better result into the second leg at the Camp Nou.
However, as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rightly pointed out, it was an improved performance compared to the home defeat to PSG in the last round.
With young players like McTominay stepping up to the plate, as well, there is cause for optimism, but overturning the one-goal deficit in Spain will be a huge challenge.