David de Gea – Made a couple of good saves. 6/10
Antonio Valencia – Did his defensive duties well, but his final ball was lacking at times. 6/10
Chris Smalling – Absolutely bossed it. Didn’t give the Sunderland attackers an inch. 7/10
Daley Blind – Played a wonderful ball to Juan Mata in the build-up to the opener. Looked solid. 7/10
Matteo Darmian – Did well considering being played out of position. 6/10
Morgan Schneiderlin – Does the ugly things well. Expect more from him going forward though. 5/10
Michael Carrick – Misplaced a few passes, but still controlled the game. 6/10
Juan Mata – Grabbed an assist and scored United’s third. Made plenty of important passes and shown some nice touches. Superb. 8/10 Man of the Match.
Wayne Rooney – His best league game of the season comfortably. Scored a tap-in, played some key passes and kept United on the front foot. 7/10
Memphis Depay – Scored a goal, but putting that aside he looked lost. Should’ve doubled up when Martial played him through. 6/10
Anthony Martial – Led the line wonderfully. Held the ball up superbly, grabbed an assist and unlucky not to have two. 7/10
Phil Jones – Did well upon his return.
Bastian Schweinsteiger – As per usual, bossed the game.
Ashley Young – Grabbed a nice assist late on, looked threatening.