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Manchester United beat Swansea City 2-0 at Old Trafford to get a grip on the second place in the Premier League table.

Alexis Sanchez scored one and set up another for Romelu Lukaku as Manchester United enjoyed a productive night with a show of positivity.

Here is the player ratings as Jose Mourinho’s side ran out clear winners over Swansea.

David de Gea: 7

Wasn’t troubled much in the game in the first half before two trademark saves in the second. A deserved clean sheet.

Antonio Valencia: 6

Had a shape in his game and covered his place well.

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Victor Lindelof: 8

One of his best United performance. Showed the determination and made good interventions.

Chris Smalling: 6

Another decent performance by Smalling. He looked ensured alongside Lindelof.

Ashley Young: 7

Was a lot busier down the left in defence as well as in surging forward. Looked convincing and a shoutout to England manager for a reserved berth in the World Cup.

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Nemanja Matic: 7

Looked composed in midfield and passed the ball well.

Paul Pogba: 7

Had a better game in an United shirt. Looked fresh and got into good spaces.

Juan Mata: 8

Was influential in getting into good pockets and influencing the attack. Unlucky not to score.

Jesse Lingard: 8

Set up Alexis Sanchez’s goal and linked up very well with the fellow forward players.

Alexis Sanchez: 9

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