Manchester United advanced to the semi-finals of the League Cup for the second successive season after a 2-0 win at Everton.
In another impressive performance on the road, late goals from Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial kept the Red Devils on track to win a first trophy since 2017 – the same year they won this competition and the Europa League.
The victory took Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s tally of away wins to 12 from 14 matches in all competitions this term.
It was a decent all-round team display from the Norwegian manager’s team, but who were the standout individuals?
Here we select our top 3 Manchester United players from the win at Goodison Park….
3. Eric Bailly
Making his first appearance for United since September’s 6-1 thrashing by Tottenham Hotspur, Bailly had a point to prove after again returning from injury. The 26-year-old did not let his manager or teammates down with a brilliant display at Goodison Park. Helped keep the in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin quiet and used his pace to make some decisive interceptions. Also was composed on the ball, brining the ball out from the back on numerous occasions. Bailly is a real player on his day but the Ivorian just needs to stay fit and healthy.
2. Edinson Cavani
Although Edinson Cavani put in a real frontman’s performance, it could’ve been very different if VAR was in action after he appeared to grab Yerry Mina round the throat. Taking away this fortunate incident, the 33-year-old was brilliant for his side. Ran his socks off, putting the Everton defence under pressure all evening and could’ve had a couple of goals in the first half. Made up for it late on when he scored the opener on 88 minutes with a well taken left footed strike from the edge of the box to cap off a top display.
1. Paul Pogba
Often criticised, Paul Pogba has been putting in a number of good displays recently and that continued at Goodison Park. The Frenchman’s passing was cut above anyone else on the pitch and always gives the Red Devils an extra dimension when he’s on his game. Worked hard for his team in the middle of the park, tracking back to help out his defenders but also looked to get on the ball at any given opportunity. When he’s on this kind of form, it’s impossible for Solskjaer to leave Pogba out of his starting XI.