Manchester United climbed from tenth place to eight in the Premier League after beating Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial saw the Reds end Everton’s winning run of three games as we clinched all three points from Marco Silva’s men.
Below we have rated each starting United player:
David de Gea – 7
Wasn’t really troubled until Everton’s penalty as most of Everton’s attempts on goal were directed straight at him, but he didn’t let anything slip. Focused as ever, even if his future hangs in the balance.
Ashley Young – 6
Did okay as we expected more danger from Bernard, so Youngy can be given credit for keeping the Brazilian reasonably quiet. He was aggressive throughout.
Victor Lindelof – 5
Never really troubled and we’re thankful of that. Not yet reached that dependable stage of his career and the jury is still out.
Chris Smalling – 4
Gave away the penalty for Everton’s goal. It was like something I’d seen at a recent Sunday League match.
Luke Shaw – 5
Not one of his better performances this season. Did well to get forward at times but Theo Walcott was able to find space in behind Shaw all too often. Still, made some important tackles and interceptions in the second-half.
Fred – 5
Keen to make an impact from the first minute which people will appreciate. Though, he gave away the ball far too easy at times and that broke down United attacks before they even started.
Nemanja Matic – 3
Lad needs a cooling period. Growing fears he’s finished…
Paul Pogba – 6
Where do we start? His first effort on goal that went out for a throw in? His show-pony rubbish led to Everton pulling one back? The pathetic stuttered run-up to his penalty which Jordan Pickford saved? Pogba’s rating would be lower if he hadn’t scored the rebound or set up Martial. It’s beyond frustrating how he thinks he’s a lot better than what he really is…
Juan Mata – 5
Grew into the game more after the interval. Tidy player, always capable of something creative. Happy he’s back starting games.
Marcus Rashford – 5
Played that central role and struggled to pick up the ball in positions where he could run at Everton’s defence. Think our midfield sat too deep to accommodate him.
Anthony Martial – 8 MOTM
A threat to Seamus Coleman throughout the game and topped it off with a beautiful finish it make it 2-0. Wasted opportunity to net a brace at the end, but he’s a boy in form and must be persuaded to sign fresh terms.