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Man Utd 3-0 Stoke City player ratings, stats and reaction: Paul Pogba masterclass condemns Stoke to unwanted record

Manchester United beat Stoke City 3-0 in the Premier League this evening thanks to sublime strikes by Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho’s side are now just 12 points behind Manchester City, who lost at Liverpool yesterday, though it might not make a huge difference in the destination of this season’s title.

Man of the match

He might not have got on the score sheet, but Paul Pogba ran the show from midfield throughout the entire game, putting on a masterclass in passing.

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Paul Pogba was in superb form for Manchester United against Stoke

The France international gets a lot of flak, but it’s clear to anyone who’s watched United this season that they’re a far better side when he’s in it.

Tonight, Pogba got two assists and deservedly takes our Man of the Match award for a flawless performance.

Flop of the match

Take your pick from almost any Stoke City player, but Chelsea fans may be concerned about the poor display from Kurt Zouma.

The Frenchman is on loan with the Potters this season but put in another unconvincing display at Old Trafford this evening.

Of course, he’d have a better team around him if he were playing there for Chelsea, but more performances like this and it’s unlikely he’ll be heading back to Stamford Bridge.

Stat of the match

It’s an absolutely miserable one if you’re a Stoke fan…

Player ratings

Manchester United: De Gea 7, Jones 7, Smalling 6, Valencia 8, Shaw 7, Matic 6, Pogba 9, Mata 7, Lingard 7, Martial 8, Lukaku 8 / Subs: Rashford 6, Fellaini 6, McTominay 6

Stoke City: Butland 6, Zouma 5, Indi 6, Bauer 6, Tymon 5, Fletcher 6, Allen 6, Ireland 6, Shaqiri 6, Choupo-Moting 5, Crouch 6 / Wimmer 6, Sobhi 6, Diouf 5

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