Manchester United beat Swansea City 2-0 at Old Trafford to get a grip on the second place in the Premier League table. Alexis Sanchez scored one and set up another for Romelu Lukaku, as the Red Devils enjoyed a productive night with a show of positivity.
Here are the player ratings, as Jose Mourinho’s men ran out clear winners over Swansea:
David de Gea: 7
Wasn’t troubled much in the game in the first half before two trademark saves in the second. A deserved clean sheet.
Antonio Valencia: 6
Had a shape in his game, and covered his place well.
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Victor Lindelof: 8
One of his best United performances. Showed determination and made good interventions.
Chris Smalling: 6
Another decent performance by Smalling. He looked ensured alongside Lindelof.
Ashley Young: 7
Was a lot busier down the left in defence as well as attack. Looked convincing, and a shoutout to England manager for a reserved berth in the World Cup.
Nemanja Matic: 7
Looked composed in midfield and passed the ball well.
Paul Pogba: 7
Had one of his better games in the United shirt. Looked fresh and got into good spaces.
Juan Mata: 8
Was influential in getting into good pockets and influencing the attack. Unlucky not to score.
Jesse Lingard: 8
Set up Alexis Sanchez’s goal and linked up very well with his fellow forward players.
Alexis Sanchez: 9
A real solid performance from the Chilean. Set up Lukaku brilliantly before latching on to Lingard’s through ball to score one himself.
Romelu Lukaku: 9
Was the best player on the pitch. Scored an important goal besides being very confident on the ball.
Marcus Rashford: 6
Looked lively after coming on as usual. Burst into space and created problems for Swansea.
Ander Herrera: 5
A return after injury for Herrera. He did fine in the midfield, and kept the shape.
Scott McTominay: N/A
Did not have any major impact after coming on right at the 91st minute.