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Man Utd player ratings as they beat Fenerbahce

Pogba scored a cracker against Fenerbahce
Pogba scored a cracker against Fenerbahce

Paul Pogba scored twice as Manchester United defeated Fenerbahce 4-1 to move to the top of Europa League Group A.

After very little of note in the opening half an hour, Pogba and Anthony Martial netted penalties within three minutes of each other before Pogba scored a fine third in first-half injury time.

Jesse Lingard added a fourth just after half-time and the United fans were on their feet again for the fifth goal, scored late on by their popular former striker Robin van Persie.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

STAR MAN

Michael Carrick - This was only Carrick's third start of the season but the veteran midfielder showed what he can offer Jose Mourinho with a textbook performance. Sitting in front of the back four, the 35-year-old was disciplined and composed and demonstrated his range of passing to set up a number of United attacks.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Pogba will be trying to live up to his price tag for some time yet but the French midfielder again showed what a classy footballer he is with a sublime finish for the second goal. When he received the ball from Jesse Lingard 25 yards out in first-half injury time it was only a half chance but with precision and power Pogba side-footed the ball into the top corner.

STAT OF THE MATCH

Two different players scored penalties for United for the first time since January 2012, when Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov netted from the spot against Stoke.

PLAYER RATINGS

Manchester United

David De Gea: 7 (Out of 10)

Matteo Darmian: 6

Eric Bailly: 7

Chris Smalling: 6

Luke Shaw: 5

Michael Carrick: 8

Paul Pogba: 7

Juan Mata: 7

Jess Lingard: 7

Anthony Martial: 6

Wayne Rooney: 6

Substitutes

Marcos Rojo: 6

Memphis Depay: 5

Timothy Fosu-Mensah: 5

Fenerbahce

Volka Demirel: 6

Sener Ozbayrakli: 5

Simon Kjaer: 4

Martin Skrtel: 5

Hasan Ali Kaldirim: 5

Roman Neustadter: 5

Mehmet Topal: 5

Souza: 5

Alper Potuk: 5

Volkan Sen: 5

Robin van Persie: 6

Substitutes

Emmanuel Emenike: 6

Ismail Koybasi: 5