Paul Pogba produced a standout performance
David de Gea – 6. Mostly had himself a nice chilly evening watching the action unfold from 60 yards away.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 5. Beaten in the air, for strength and for skill. In attack he didn’t really provide much in the way of link-up or crossing.
Eric Bailly – 9. His pace got the team out of trouble more than once, but more often it was simply his excellent positional work and bravery in the block.
Harry Maguire – 7. Won a succession of big headers to keep Wood and Barnes at bay.
Luke Shaw – 6. Very fortunate not to be sent-off. Dangerous with crosses at times and defended fairly well.
Nemanja Matic – 6. Largely overrun in the middle and off the pace of the game until his team started to dominate. Then his control and ability to stop attacks came to the fore.
Paul Pogba – 9. The driving force of the team. Defended well first half, strode forward at will second. Some clever passes between the lines and a thunderous hit for the goal.
Marcus Rashford – 5. Very, very quiet out on the right wing. Offered nothing for over an hour, then delivered the cross for Pogba’s goal.
Bruno Fernandes – 6. Cut a frustrated figure in the first half and was booked for “whingeing” in the words of Gary Neville. A few long-range shots didn’t test the keeper.
Anthony Martial – 7. The biggest goal threat of the first half, with a blocked overhead kick and a top corner-bound strike from range.
Edinson Cavani – 6. A willing runner and aerial combatant but fluffed his line with a big chance early in the second half.
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