With several of their highest-profile playmakers either on the bench, in the stands or nowhere near the stadium, Manchester United turned in by far their most impressive showing of the season on Sunday, dismissing league leaders Chelsea by a score of 2-0.
This was the signature performance so many had been calling for from Jose Mourinho's men and, with a seemingly weakened team, they delivered in startling style. It was fitting, too, that the game's scorers -- Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera -- were its best players.
Rashford was outstanding leading the line and Herrera was arguably even better. Paul Pogba was defensively superb -- in fact, the whole team deserve credit. The only one who did not excel was David De Gea and that is because he was not threatened for the entire game.