The Messi comparisons may be premature, but the simple existence of them says enough.
The haul, for which the Egyptian earned a score of 94/100 on the Goal Pressure Index to lead the Pressure Index Team of the Week, took his season tally in the Premier League to a remarkable 28 goals.
Jose Mourinho's men needed a positive result in the cup after a difficult week, and Matic's starring performance in ensuring that earned him a score of 90/100.
Elsewhere, strong showings from Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela ensured more stars from England's top-six filled the Pressure Index Team of the Week.
Watch the video above to discover the full team.