Morgan Schneiderlin put in a magnificent display as Manchester United beat Everton 3-0 on Saturday.
The Frenchman was, as usual, a master of the ugly side of the game, making several vital interceptions and some deftly placed professional fouls.
Moreover, he was fantastically assured on the ball throughout the whole contest, always looking to aid his side’s attacking play.
A look at his statistics tells you all you need to know: 97% pass accuracy, 2 interceptions, 2 clearances, 1 assist, 1 goal. A complete performance.
Man United’s position was precarious ahead of their clash with Everton; nearly four years have elapsed since they last won at Goodison Park, and their latest away performance, a hammering at the hands of Arsenal, did little to inspire confidence in supporters.
However, Schneiderlin, in the face of immense pressure, embodied United’s sweeping composure and efficiency all afternoon.
Not only did he thwart Everton’s attacks, he inspired United going forward, cooly scoring in the first half before setting up the counter-attack which led to his side’s third.