Player Ratings – Man United 4 – 0 Feyenoord
Rooney and Mkhitaryan impress as Manchester United put in an excellent performance to secure a win in their Europa league clash against Feyenoord.
Wayne Rooney became Man United’s record European goalscorer in his side’s impressive 4:0 victory over Feyenoord at Old Trafford.
The Man Utd and England captain linked up well with Ibrahimovic to open the scoring on the 35th minute, his 39th continental goal. This strike see’s him move past Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
Rooney then played a pivotal role in United’s second goal just after a break. After brilliant team play Rooney played an excellently executed cut back to Juan Mata who couldn’t miss from close range.
Six minutes later Brad Jones scored an own goal, before Lingard rounded off a convincing win in the dying moments of the match.
A third home win see’s Man Utd just needing a point from their final game against Zorya Luhansk to go through to the next phase of the competition.
S. Romero (7) – Made a number of good save in the first half but his most impressive was an instinctive save with his legs to stop Kuyt from scoring.
A. Valencia (7) – Another good performance from the Ecuadorian international who continues to impress, he was a powerful outlet on the wing offering support in attack and dealing with Elia well defensively.
P. Jones (7) – He had a relatively little to do but looked assured in possession. Did allow Elia to go by him on a couple occasions though.
D. Blind (6) – Did not let Jorgenson out of his sight and was good in possession.
L. Shaw (6) – Got forward very well but could have supplied more crosses in the box. However he was solid defensively throughout and will build confidence from this performance.
M. Carrick (7) – Demonstrates why he should be a starter under Mourinho, pulled the strings for his side from the base of the midfield. Perfectly compliments Pogba in midfield.
P. Pogba (8) – The Frenchman’s upturn in form has gone under the radar and his full array of passing was on display. Feyenoord could not get close to him.
Juan Mata (7) – Has grown in recent weeks and has firmly established himself as a key member of the squad. Linked up well with his teammates and scored a deserved goal.
H. Mkhitaryan (8) – Making his first start since the Manchester derby and showed everyone that he has plenty to offer, was inventive on the ball and never stopped running – A good showing from the Armenian international.
W. Rooney (8) – His best performance of the season thus far. He was always looking for the ball and committed defenders every time he had it. His goal now leaves him just needing one more goal to equal Bobby Charlton’s record.
Z. Ibrahimovic (6) – Was slightly off the pace in the first half but improved after the break and forced Brad Jones to concede own goal.
M. Rashford (6) – Came on after 70 mins and was lively from his introduction.
J. Lingard (7) – Came on for the last 7 mins and provided a bright spark to the United attack, scoring a well-taken effort.
M. Depay (6) – Replaced Rooney late on but did not make a significant impact.
B. Jones (5) – Made a number of strong saves throughout but was unlucky to concede an own goal.
R. Karsdorp (7) – One of Feyenoords better players on the night. The right back looks a real prospect; he got up and down his flank and fared well against United’s attack.
V. Dammers (4) – Despite Ibrahimovic having an off day by his standards, Dammers never looked comfortable in dealing with the big Swede. He also struggled with Mkhitaryan’s runs from deep.
J. Van Der Heijden (5) – Was far from assured at the back but was dominant in the air.
M. Nelom (5) – The left back was rarely threatened on his flank and got forward to support Elia in attack.
R. Tapia (7) – Played at the base of Feyenoord’s midfield and put in a combative display but was also neat and tidy in possession.
D. Kuyt (6) – Put in a hardworking performance typical of the former Liverpool man and forced Romero into an instinctive save in the first half. Other than that he was kept quiet by United.
T. Vilhena (6) – Look bright and lively on the ball but it was from his mistake that led to United’s second goal.
J. Toornstra (5) – Had a relatively quiet game and was tasked in tracking Mkhitaryan but the Armenia proved to be elusive.
E. Elia (6) – The only player to threaten United, his direct running caused problems at times but the United defence dealt with him well.
N. Jorgensen (4) – Was largely anonymous throughout the contest and his substitution after the second goal went unnoticed.
S. Berghuis (4) – The attacking midfielder was brought on with 30 mins to go but did not make any sort of impact.
M. Kramer (4) – Came on for the anonymous Jorgensen but wasn’t an improvement
B. Basacikoglu (4) – Came on with 12 minutes remaining but failed to make an impact.