MANCHESTER UNITED swept ten-man Club Brugge aside in quite brilliant fashion at Old Trafford to comfortably progress to the Europa League round of 16.
The Red Devils found themselves really tested last week in Belgium, and went out right from the first minute with energy and desire to bury their opponents this time around.
And they did just that, but with a little assistance from Simon Deli, who foolishly got himself sent off for brainlessly handballing a first-half Dan James effort at full stretch.
Bruno Fernandes converted the resulting penalty, and goals from Odion Ighalo, Scott McTominay and a Fred brace subsequently followed.
Here's how SunSport rated each Man United individual at Old Trafford this evening.
SERGIO ROMERO – 6
Might as well have brought a book after the Brugge red card. Did flap at one early cross which lead to a good chance for Rits, but was subsequently untested.
AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 6
Got forward keenly and delivered some nice crosses. No pressure on the former Crystal Palace right-back to defend tonight.
HARRY MAGUIRE – 6
Completely untested defensively, but one or two nice roving runs forward.
ERIC BAILLY – 6
Unflustered and untested, a nice relaxed outing for the recently returned defender.
LUKE SHAW – 7
Saw a low drive well saved by Mignolet in the second half. Had complete license to go forward, particularly after the red card.
FRED – 9
Nicely weighted lay-off for McTominay's goal. Another composed, useful performance from the Brazilian. Gratefully prodded home Lingard's unselfish pass late on. Added another in stoppage time when he stroked Tahith Chong's cut-back into the back of the net from the edge of the penalty area.
SCOTT MCTOMINAY – 8
Picked out James for a good first-half chance with a glorious through ball. Gorgeous stroked finish from the edge of the box to put United three in-front before half-time. A superb re-introduction to the Man United starting XI.
DANIEL JAMES – 6
It was James' goal-bound shot that was brainlessly saved by Brugge defender Deli, leading to the red card and penalty. Subbed at half-time for Chong.
BRUNO FERNANDES – 9
Struck the post with a decent early effort from range. Was denied by Mignolet one-on-one shortly after. Converted from the spot to give United the lead.
Produced a sumptuous pass to find Mata in the build-up to the second goal. Completely ran the show with his inventiveness and speed of thought before being replaced by Lingard.
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