Middlesbrough vs Manchester United player ratings: Jesse Lingard strike sets up important win

Joe Miles
Jesse Lingard scored a fine goal as United cruised to a win: Getty

Jesse Lingard struck a fine goal as Manchester United moved closer in the race for the Premier League top four.

The England midfielder scored a brilliant solo goal to seal all three points for United after Maroaune Fellaini had earlier given the visitors a first-half lead.

Rudy Gestede set up a grandstand finish with a late goal for the hosts but it was ultimately to no avail as Steve Agnew's caretaker tenure in charge at the Riverside Stadium ended in defeat.

Antonio Valencia added a late third to ensure Jose Mourinho's men are no longer sixth for the first time since November as they bid to secure qualification for next season's Champions League.

Who stood out the most during Sunday's lunchtime kick-off? Take a look at the gallery above to see our full player ratings,

Do you agree with our ratings? Who was your man of the match? Let us know in the comment below.

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