Player Ratings: Club Brugge 0 United 4 – Rooney Back With A Bang

Romero – A moment of brilliance combined with some shaky instances, as we’ve come to expect. 6

Darmian – Strong defensive performance but it was going forward where he looked most impressive. 7

Smalling – Yet another outstanding outing where he looked comfortable carrying the ball forward and was as reliable as ever defensively. 7

Blind – Continued his impressive start to the season but was exposed in a few rare instances. Looked vulnerable when players ran at him. 6

Shaw – Incredible performance yet again from the youngster who showed speed and skill to bombard the opposition with overlaps and runs. 8

Herrera – Lost the ball repeatedly but improved later in the second half. Worked his magic in a midfield trio whilst grabbing a goal and assist. 7

Carrick – Improved as the game progressed but guilty of leaving the defence exposed on occasions in the first half. 6

Mata – Ran the show early on and was key to all that was good in United’s game. 8

Januzaj – A poor day at the office. He was guilty of having a poor touch and being too negative in his play. Was taken off at half time. 4

Memphis – Continued his impressive European form by setting up Rooney for the first. Disappointed in not scoring too after dithering on the ball when facing goal. 6

Rooney – Bagged three goals in three attempts and you cannot ask for more than that. Clinical when needed. 8


Schweinsteiger – His range of passing was highlighted with his assist for Herrera. Flipped the tie on its head. 8

Hernandez – Missed an penalty and an open goal. 3


Louis van Gaal – A crucial win that could have been tricky but was averted by some tough managerial decisions. Decided to take the game to the opposition rather than sit deep and it paid off. Bringing on Bastian also killed the tie off completely. Job done and an easy win. 9

Referee: N/A

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