It’s not often a defensive midfielder is seen as the Man of the Match in a 4-0 win, but Nemanja Matic has clearly made himself a bit of a fan favourite at Old Trafford since signing for Manchester United during the summer.
Much like when Jose Mourinho brought the former Chelsea ace back for his second spell at Stamford Bridge, Matic epitomises much about the Portuguese’s current side – height, power, quality and control.
That was very much the order of the day on Sunday too; while Everton did get back into the match for a short period in the second half, United largely controlled proceedings throughout while their immense physicality told in the closing stages, netting three times in the final ten minutes to make it 4-0.
Perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise then, that the towering Serbian international was voted as the Man of the Match from the victory over Everton in Football FanCast’s recent poll.
Matic completed the most passes of any player on the pitch on Sunday, including the assist for Antonio Valencia’s stunning opener.