David de Gea 6 – Had almost nothing to do all evening against a West Brom side lacking any real innovation in front of goal.
Antonio Valencia 6 – Didn’t offer his usual power going forward but dealt comfortably with any threat from out wide.
Phil Jones 7 – Another robust, composed display at the back, replete with well-timed headers and smart interceptions.
Marcos Rojo 7 – Approached his defensive exchanges with far more intelligence, calmly dealing with the occasionally fierce figure of Salomon Rondon.
Matteo Darmian 6 – Struggled with the game’s early pace but quickly settled and coped well with both Nacer Chadli and Matt Phillips.
Michael Carrick 7 – Took the sting out of a potentially fiery midfield encounter with a characteristically collected performance at the base of midfield.
Ander Herrera 7 – Wrestled, kicked and fought his way through the game in admirable fashion. Made some enterprising balls forward in the first half.
Paul Pogba 7 – Switched the play magnificently all evening, pinning back Tony Pulis’ men as Man United quickly took hold of the encounter. Another settled, threatening performance in this now-established midfield trio.
Jesse Lingard 6 – Injected pace and unpredictability into United’s attacking movements, making several smart runs in behind. Supplied a sensational cross for Ibrahimovic’s opener but faded as the game went on.
Wayne Rooney 6 – Looked far more composed on the ball than the flustered figure seen against Crystal Palace. Could have been more clinical with his final product.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 8 – Aggressive, selfless, and deadly in-front of goal. Those who wrote off the Swede before he even kicked a ball back in July have gone strangely quiet. 15 goals and counting.
Marcus Rashford N/A
Maroaune Fellaini N/A
Chris Smalling N/A