David de Gea 6 – Nearly caught out by Jordan Ayew early on but, aside from that, had another trouble free afternoon.
Antonio Valencia 7 – An extremely tidy display in possession, always there to capitalise on loose balls. Invoked plenty of energy on the right hand.
Phil Jones 7 – Another accomplished performance from the Englishman at the back. Tracked Tammy Abraham well and didn’t panic on the ball.
Eric Bailly 7.5 – Once again Manchester United’s most accomplished defender. A simply intractable force throughout and claimed his first ever career goal.
Nemanja Matic 7.5 – Disciplined, neat and utterly insurmountable: a crucially sturdy performance from the Serbian. Took up a slightly deeper position and didn’t stop harassing Swansra whenever they went forward.
Paul Pogba 8 – Endured a frustrating start as Swansea packed the midfield, picking up a yellow card in the first half, but revealed his guile by setting up Bailly’s goal with a headed effort against the bar. Took control in the second half and ripped the heart out of Swansea for good with a wonderful chipped finish ten minutes from time.
Juan Mata 6.5 – Another tidy display on the ball but struggled to make many inroads as Swansea did well to reduce the space on the flanks.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 8 – Didn’t have much space to operate but that didn’t matter. Manipulated the ball wonderfully and came up with two glorious assists late on.
Marcus Rashford 7 – A frustrating afternoon but one that revealed his class: ran hard all game, displaying plenty of determination in spite of receiving unfair treatment from John Moss. Needs to be more clinical in front of goal.
Romelu Lukaku 7.5 – More or less completely invisible until presented with a chance after 80 minutes, which he duly tucked home. And that, you sense, will be a crucial difference to last season.
Anthony Martial 8.5 – Came on and, once again, gave everything and claimed another goal and assist as United strolled to the finish line. A big message to Mourinho.