Jesse Lingard praised Manchester United teammate Ander Herrera after his Man of the Match performance in the 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.
Herrera created the chance for Marcus Rashford to open the scoring at Old Trafford in the seventh minute of the clash, before doubling the lead just after half-time.
The midfielder also helped keep Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard quiet throughout the game, which helped United maintain their two-goal lead.
“He put in a real shift,” Lingard told MUTV. “He was all over the place and we need individuals to do their jobs so that it comes together as a collective performance.
“It was tough, especially for the forward players doing all the running, but you know you have to put in a shift to get a good performance. We knew we had to close them down.
“We couldn’t let the defenders bring the ball out and play and we knew if we did that then the players behind us, the midfield and defence, would do their job of marking the players behind us.”