Manchester United were determined to erase the memories of last week’s defeat at home to Southampton and they did exactly that at the expense of Mark Hughes Stoke.
The Red Devils ran out 3-0 winners at Old Trafford courtesy goals from Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, and in-form captain Wayne Rooney on a day Potters manager took charge of his 100th game of the Britannia based team.
Spanish midfielder Juan Mata escaped the offside trap and looks for the bottom corner after a smart pass from Martial, but his effort is wide of the post.
But Louis van Gaal’s men went one up within the quarter of an hour when Lingard tapped in a cross from Borthwick-Jackson.
Anthony Martial added a second with a brilliant curler after receiving a pass from Rooney to end the first half 2-0.
Stoke City found the possession play of Manchester United hard to deal with and conceded a third goal as Martial turned provider for Rooney who made no mistake in slotting past Jack Butland in goal for the Potters.
Stoke misery continues at Old Trafford as they have failed to win on their last eight visits.