Van Persie had a good game even if you don't factor in the goal. He was actually trying to get into good positions and working hard up front. Can't fully say that he's 'back' but hopefully it's onwards and upwards.
Having a hard time deciding how good it was really. While watching it it felt like we were playing brilliantly, but I do wonder how much of that is because the opposition were rubbish. Since it was only Hull I wouldn't call it a "great" performance, but it was definitely promising. A few more games like that and we can finally say we've turned the corner
Brilliant display. 3 goals, good chances and completely dominated the game, leaving nothing to Hull. Smalling, Carrick, Herrera, Mata and Rooney were really good, while all the other players were decent. Great!
Great, dominant performance. Could have easily been more. RvP was off in the first half but grew into the game more and finally got that goal in the end, which should be a huge confidence boost for him. Rooney class as always, as was Mata and Herrera especially.
Nobody was poor at all really, everyone 7/10 or above. Carrick the pick of the bunch, ran the game. One note is that I don't think Fellaini suits the diamond (or whatever that was) too much. Was decent today but playing as a wider central midfielder doesn't really suit him, thought maybe Herrera would've been better in that role and Fellaini behind the strikers, but then you would've lost some of Herrera's incisiveness.
Falcao looked sharp when he came on as well, unlucky not to have scored after great hold up play to fashion out the chance.
Solid across the board. Just what the doctor ordered: a dominating performance at home against lesser opposition. Never gave Hull a sniff. Smalling was MOTM for me-but Rooney and Carrick could also have been MOTM. Fellani contines to impress-very confident on the ball and looked to make runs. Hope Di Maria and Rooney are OK. Can't wait for the next game.
Most enjoyable match of the season for me. Smalling, Rooney and Carrick I thought were outstanding. Rvp struggled mightily in the first half but I think the pass by carrick leading to his superb, but offside, header led to a massive increase in confidence.
Great performance. Not often that we win without ever looking in danger in recent seasons. A lot of positives in that game. Rooney keeping up his recent goalscoring run, Van Persie getting a great goal (that will hopefully help him kick on), nice-looking football and a lot of possession. Shame bout the DI Maria injury which was the main negative, though Herrera was great as his replacement. I doubt the Rooney knock at the end is anything serious, at least I hope not. Carrick man of the match for me. His passing was just today. Some of the best you are likely to see.