It was a final day of the group stage that had everything – own goals, wonder goals, an incredible amount of penalties and even Manchester United’s Dylan Levitt making a cameo appearance for the Wales national team.
The club’s players made contributions in most of the groups, with three even featuring in England’s win over Czech Republic on the final matchday of the group stage, although both the sides went through to the knockout phase despite the result on the day.
Out of the Manchester United players, it was only Scott McTominay who did not make it to the knockout phase, with Scotland being eliminated from what was a strong Group D.
But even then, Scotland did have a good campaign, with a memorable 0-0 draw against England at Wembley being the highlight.
Manchester United player grades: EURO 2020 Matchday 3
Let us look at how all of the Manchester United players performed in the final group game of EURO 2020:
Daniel James – The winger failed to have the same impact in the match against Italy, as he had had in the previous game. James was isolated on the left-hand side and could not find a way to use his pace on the counter, as Italy enjoyed the lion’s share of possession. C-
Dylan Levitt – The youngster earned his ninth appearance for Wales after coming on as an 86th minute substitute for Joe Allen. But he did not have too much time to make an impact on the game. C-
Harry Maguire – The defender returned from injury to start in the heart of the England defence. His forward driving runs were important for the Three Lions throughout the game, and his calmness on the ball and excellent tackling limited the opposition forwards. B
Luke Shaw – Shaw showed his creativity and work rate as he made the left side of the pitch his own. In their 1-0 win over Czech Republic, he linked up numerous times with Jack Grealish. And he could have made the left-back spot his own moving forward in the competition. B+
Marcus Rashford – He only had a little over 20 minutes to make his mark on the game, but performed well and managed to get in behind the Czech Republic defence a few times. C+
Scott McTominay – Starting at the back again, the midfielder did not have a great time as Croatia scored three times and Scotland were knocked out of EURO 2020. C-
David de Gea – Did not play.
Victor Lindelof – He had an average game and didn’t make any mistakes that led to a goal. Dealt well with the aerial balls and his passing was accurate. Sweden ended up topping the group. B
Paul Pogba – The French midfielder had a great game against Portugal. He played some wonderful balls, including the assist for Benzema’s second goal of the game. He was a creative force in midfield throughout and came close to scoring himself. A
Bruno Fernandes – He started the game on the bench and came on Bernardo Silva in the 72nd minute. It is safe to say that EURO 2020 has not gone how the Manchester United talisman would have expected after a sensational season at Old Trafford. C-