The hosts went ahead through Paul Pogba’s stupendous strike in the first half. He then set up fellow Frenchman Anthony Martial to see the Red Devils go 2-0 up within 60 minutes.
United then almost had a tense period, with midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson converting a penalty with 12 minutes remaining, but the home side held on to their advantage.
Here’s how Jose Mourinho’s men fared at Old Trafford:
David de Gea – 7
The Spaniard made an outstanding save, and was watchful throughout the game.
Ashley Young – 7
It was a productive and proactive display from the skipper, and his run of games is a positive sign.
Chris Smalling – 4
Made a stupid tackle on Richarlison to gift Everton a penalty, and was lucky not to have been sent off.
Victor Lindelof – 7
He took his time to find his feet, and then looked assured alongside Chris Smalling.
Luke Shaw – 5
Was rusty in the first half, but somewhat bettered his show in the next 45 minutes.
Nemanja Matic – 4
Another shabby performance by the Serbian. His continuous run of poor games continued.
Paul Pogba – 6
Missed his penalty, but slotted the ball home on the rebound. Assisted Martial for the 2nd, but got poor as the match advanced.
Fred – 6
A decent show by the Brazilian, who made his return to the side after a long time.
Juan Mata – 5
Missed a free header and often slowed down the game.
Marcus Rashford – 3
Not a match he would have liked. A poor show by the striker.
Anthony Martial – 9
The Frenchman won the penalty, constantly troubled right-back Seamus Coleman with his intensity, and scored a superbly taken goal.
Romelu Lukaku – 3
Not the impact he needed to make after being dropped. Didn’t do much post coming on.
Ander Herrera – 7
Added some fluidity, and brought composure in both defence and midfield.
Jesse Lingard – N/A
Came on too late.