Martial, after denying reports suggesting he was unhappy at Old Trafford during the week, took to the field against Walter Mazzarri’s side like a man possessed, hallmarking a truly effervescent performance with an goal and an assist.
The Frenchman may have grabbed the headlines, but the midfield combination of Pogba and Herrera was once again in full flow.
And as a result, the trio have been included in WhoScored’s Premier League Team of the Week alongside Liverpool’s Saido Mane.
It is not an overstatement to claim that Martial stole the show on Saturday. Mourinho had excluded him over the past few weeks for a reason: he was testing the Frenchman, seeing whether he had the mettle to play at Old Trafford, and when he finally got the chance to prove himself the answer was emphatic.
A mention ought to be handed in the direction of Pogba and Herrera as well. Supporters busily gushed over the performances of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata and, of course, Martial following the win over Watford, but the midfield pair – through a tantalising mixture of technical prowess and power in the centre – were the ones responsible for making it all happen in the first place.