The 22-year-old started in central midfield along the club captain Jordan Henderson.
Can received a rating of 7.6 from WhoScored for his performance on the night. The Germany international made four successful tackles and one interception. Can also contributed on the attacking front with two successful dribbles and one key pass.
The former Bayern Munich man also maintained a passing accuracy of 85% after making 68 passes.
Liverpool beat United 2-0 Anfield in the first Europa League meeting between the two Premier League rivals. The Reds started off on the front foot playing at a high tempo and creating the majority of the chances.
The Red’s did not have to wait long to take the lead. Daniel Sturrige scored on the 20th minute from a questionable penalty decision to take his overall tally to five goals and one assist in his last seven games against United in all competitions.