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Ratings: Rooney, Mkhitaryan and Romero on fire in Feyenoord victory

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Manchester United earned three points in the Europa League with a 4-0 win at home over Feyenoord. United dominated from the start of the match and looked far more superior than their Dutch opposition. After the opening goal from Wayne Rooney, United let off the gas pedal for a moment only to start the second half in the same way as they started the first. The pressure did not result in a second goal but Henrikh Mkhitaryan looked much more lively. United doubled its lead through Juan Mata after a nice pass from Rooney to find the Spaniard. Jesse Lingard added one more goal late in the match to secure the win for United. 

United face West Ham United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, before ending the month against the same side, again at home, in the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening. This match will instill confidence in United, who could very well use it to inspire them into action at this busy stage of the season, earning valuable points and putting pressure on their rivals. Come on UNITED!

Goals: Wayne Rooney 35′, Juan Mata 69′, Brad Jones OG 75′, Jesse Lingard 90+1′

Assists: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 35′, Wayne Rooney 69′, Antonio Valencia 90+1′

Manchester United: Romero; Valencia, Jones, Blind, Shaw; Carrick, Pogba; Mata (Rashford 70′), Rooney (Lingard 82′), Mkhitaryan (Memphis 82′); Ibrahimovic

Substitutes Not Used: De Gea; Rojo; Herrera, Fellaini

Manchester United

Sergio Romero

20 Sergio Romero

Made two wonderful saves in the 27th minute to keep the match scoreless.

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Antonio Valencia

25 Antonio Valencia

Solid down the right side. Was not tested defensively.

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Phil Jones

4 Phil Jones

Had a moment or two that could have cost United, but was not tested much.

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Daley Blind

17 Daley Blind

Has been solid most of the season and fell asleep on one occasion.

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Luke Shaw

23 Luke Shaw

Did well going forward but did not create much nor had to deal with much defending.

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Michael Carrick

16 Michael Carrick

Had another solid match controlling the tempo in the midfield.

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Paul Pogba

6 Paul Pogba

Nice intricacy with the ball in midfield, great work-rate, looked a class above anyone.

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Juan Mata

8 Juan Mata

Was his usual, consistently solid self. Came close with a chip in the second half.

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Wayne Rooney

10 Wayne Rooney

Good movement. Much more crisp than he has been most of the season. Deserved his goal.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan

22 Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Looked incredibly fluid. Had a fantastic run and could have been awarded a foul after beating three defenders down the middle.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

9 Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Had a decent outing. Linked up well with those around him and earned a goal for United while grabbing an assist on Rooney’s finish.

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Substitutes

Marcus Rashford

19 Marcus Rashford

Replaced Mata. Had a couple of look-ins.

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Memphis Depay

7 Memphis Depay

Replaced Mkhitaryan. Did not have enough time to impress, a sloppy pass here and there.

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Jesse Lingard

14 Jesse Lingard

Replaced Rooney. Was simply subbed in to slow things down and added a fantastic finish.

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