Odion Ighalo of Manchester United applauds fans after the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Club Brugge and Manchester United at Jan Breydel Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Brugge, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Premier League giants Manchester United were the last club to secure progress into the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, after beating Wayne Rooney’s Derby County side by a 3-0 scoreline. The Red Devils were the dominant team for the entirety of the fixture, and goals from Odion Ighalo and Luke Shaw ensured that the top-flight club are the ones who will go on to face Norwich City in the next round.

Manchester United Players Rated In Victory Vs Derby County

Sergio Romero – 7

The second-choice shot-stopper looked extremely comfortable between the sticks for United tonight, as he collected well from set-pieces. Pulled off two smart saves to deny Rooney a goal.

Diogo Dalot – 6

Even though Ole has played Dalot in attacking positions before, he needs to offer more going forward. Defended well whenever called into action and linked up well with the United wingers.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Fred of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford on February 27, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Eric Bailly – 7

The centre-half was an outcast at United less than a month ago. However, he seems to have reinvigorated his career at Old Trafford. Another composed display at the back.

Victor Lindelof – 7

Like his centre-half partner, wasn’t overly troubled owing to the lack of movement showcased by the Derby County attackers. Made sure to keep his wits about him all through the fixture.

Luke Shaw – 7.5

The Englishman had one of his more effective fixtures in recent months down that flank tonight, as he bombarded forward all through the ninety. Fortunate that his volley found the net.

Scott McTominay – 7.5

The young Scot looked a tad bit off the pace of the tie in the opening stages but came back a lot stronger after the first half an hour. Provided added cover in the defensive third too.

Fred – 7

The Brazilian shielded the United defence fairly effectively tonight and acted as the main link between the lines. Played some good passes and is beginning to look like a settled entity in the midfield area.

Juan Mata – 7

The Spaniard looked dangerous throughout the fixture, as he threatened with his movement in the final third. Had a couple of good chances to find the net that he wasted though.

Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United celebrates with teammates Odion Ighalo and Fred of Manchester United after scoring his team’s first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford on February 27, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Bruno Fernandes – 7.5

The winter acquisition was uncharacteristically dispossessed on a couple of occasions in the first half. Orchestrated all of United’s attacking play for the duration he was on the pitch.

Jesse Lingard – 5.5

The Englishman gave the ball away on multiple occasions and was perhaps guilty of picking the wrong pass in several instances. Moved it around well and played some good forward passes.

Odion Ighalo – 8

The Nigerian striker picked up a commendable brace on the night, as he displayed the quality he possesses in the box. Showed good awareness as well as reaction ahead of both his goals.


Andreas Pereira – 6

The midfielder was brought on after United had already slowed down the pace of the game. Despite this, he tried to have an impact on the scoreline, but couldn’t produce the end product.

Anthony Martial – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Brandon Williams – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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