Manchester United earned a convincing win in their Champions League chase as they swatted aside Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 in a dominant display at the Amex Stadium.
After Bruno Fernandes had hit the post early on, Mason Greenwood expertly fired home at Mat Ryan’s near post following a determined run.
Fernandes made it 2-0 when his effort found the net following a deflection after he’d been teed up by Paul Pogba.
But the visitors saved their best for last when a sweeping counter attack featuring a Harry Maguire header, Nemanja Matic’s long ball and Greenwood’s fine run and cross was finished off by Fernandes at the back post.
Here’s how United’s starters rated.
David De Gea 7
No shots on target until his 69th-minute save from Connolly effort. Another save from Maupay
Aaron Wan-Bissaka 6
Neat inside pass from the right-back to set up Greenwood’s opening goal
Victor Lindelof 7
Swedish centre-half had the time and space to push forward and launch attacks
Harry Maguire 7
Followed his 120 minutes in the FA Cup with another 90 last night
Luke Shaw 6
Got down the left flank to cross in build-up to Fernandes goal. Booked
Paul Pogba 7
Started back-to-back Premier League games for first time since last August. Set up Fernandes goal
Nemanja Matic 7
Holding midfielder released Greenwood with volleyed pass in build-up to third goal
Mason Greenwood 7
Superb run and finish for his 13th goal of the season – and sixth in Premier League
Bruno Fernandes 8
Portuguese playmaker hit the post from the edge of the box before netting goals in each half
Marcus Rashford 5
National hero had another quiet game. Not scored in four appearances since the restart
Anthony Martial 5
Could not get a shot following his first senior hat-trick against Sheffield United