Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Rated

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United Rated

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ASHLEY YOUNG Proactive throughout and provided a regular outlet on the right in attacks. Got high up the pitch regularly.

7 PHIL JONES Required more one-on-one coaching than teammates and defended stoutly as Lindelof was given permission to roam.

7 VICTOR LINDELOF Was bought to bring the ball out of defence and finally got to do so. Thrived in an attacking defensive role.

8 LUKE SHAW Collaborated fruitfully with Pogba and Martial down the left. Like Young, Shaw was a regular outlet in attacks.

7 NEMENJA MATIC Mourinho's surrogate son had his best 90 minutes of the season. An expert pivot between defence and attack.

7 ANDER HERRERA His goal was fortuitous but he supplemented United's more intense and fluid style in the final third.

8 PAUL POGBA Swept the ball sublimely for Herrera to make it 2-0 and linked up with Martial for the Frenchman's strike. …

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