Manchester United produced another solid Premier League performance against Everton as they secured their fourth win of the campaign. Antonio Valencia opening the scoring for United with a stunning volley in the fourth minute before goals from Henrik Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial completed a 4-0 rout over their Merseyside counterparts. The result puts United equal on points (13) with leaders Manchester City but behind only on alphabetical order.
Here are our ratings for the game……………..
David de Gea – Made two fine close-range saves to deny both Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson. Also had to be alert off Sandro Ramirez’s late long-range effort – 7/10
Antonio Valencia – The Ecuadorian did not have much to do following his early strike. Was barely tested down the right-hand side – 8/10
Phil Jones – Jones provided a good shield for most of the game and denied Sandro Ramirez from firing another shot on target – 7/10
Eric Bailly – Had a steady game alongside Jones, but did allow Rooney to get a shot on goal. Picked up a yellow card during the game – 7/10
Ashley Young – A surprise starter at left-back. Young was caught pedalling backward due to Cuca Martina’s presence on the left side. However, he did intercept play on a couple of occasions – 7/10
Nemanja Matic – Had an excellent vision to pick out a pass for Antonio Valencia who notched the opener. The Serbian was comfortable in possession but did not dominate play as he would usually do – 7.5/10
Marouane Fellaini – Not quite the performance after his man of the match against Basel. The Belgian manage to win possession back from the Toffees but typically slowed things down – 6.5/10
Juan Mata – Set up a glorious chance for Romelu Lukaku early in the first half after intercepting Michael Keane’s sloppy pass. Also hit the post with a free-kick later on in the game – 7/10
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Did not have his usual influence in the number one role. However, he managed to score the second goal of the match after an assist from Lukaku – 7.5/10
Marcus Rashford – The teenager had probably his worst game of the campaign. Was pretty poor with his crossing through the game, and was replaced by Jesse Lingard at the hour mark – 6/10
Romelu Lukaku – Missed a one-on-one with Pickford to score in the first-half, but he managed to make his day with a goal and assist in the dying minutes of the game – 8.5/10
Jesse Lingard 8 – Was a real threat on the left side of United attack after he came on for Rashford – 7/10
Ander Herrera – Featured for the final 15 minutes where United dominated the possession – 6/10
Anthony Martial – The Frenchman bagged his third goal in five league games after he converted the penalty which he earned in stoppage time – 7/10