Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United notched an important victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League, after cruising past Stoke City 3-0. Goals from Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial, and Romelu Lukaku won the game for United.
Here’s how Jose’s men fared during the crucial home tie:
David de Gea: 7
Had another clean sheet to his name and denied Shaqiri by a brilliant save before the break.
Antonio Valencia: 7
Scored the opener after coming back from an injury-layoff. He made good runs down the right.
Chris Smalling: 6
Took time to settle in, as he looked out of position at times early on.
Phil Jones: 7
Continued his good form in the defence, especially in set pieces and ball retention.
Luke Shaw: 7
Like Valencia, Shaw bombed forward on the left and looked composed with the ball while defending.
Nemanja Matic: 6
Had a better game off late, and it showed how much good the break did for him.
Paul Pogba: 7
Another impressive display by the Frenchman, as he showcased his skillset to perfection and bagged two assists.
Juan Mata: 7
Created some beautiful pockets and spaces outside the box. Linked up well with the attackers.
Jesse Lingard: 6
Looked effective at times, but was a bit shoddy with some misplaced passes.
Anthony Martial: 8
Was on the scoresheet, and it was a delightful finish on the top corner as he lit up the left-wing position.
Romelu Lukaku: 8
Another fantastic display that marked a lot of work, physicality, and presence of mind. Scored his 11th goal in the process.
Marcus Rashford: 6
Had a chance after coming on, but it was easy for Butland to save. Looked lively.
Marouane Fellaini: 6
Had a decent show for the final 10 minutes in midfield.
Scott McTominay: 5.5
No notable impact after coming on in the end.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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