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Fantastic Rooney – The Best And The Worst Rated Manchester United Players vs Reading

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Wayne Rooney celebrates as he equals the all-time Manchester United goalscoring record

The Red Devils began their F.A Cup defence on an impressive note, handing Championship side Reading, a 4-nil shellacking in the 3rd round on Saturday afternoon to secure a place in the4th round.

Rooney opened the scoring in the 7th minute, equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 Manchester United goals, while Anthony Martial made in 2-nil 8 minutes later.

With Zlatan rested, Rashford led the Red Devils’ attack but squandered a fine chance to put his name on the scoresheet in the 1st half as he hit the side netting having round Al Habsi.

But nothing was going to stop the teenage striker from getting a brace when the play resumed, with his first goal coming in the 75th minute after Carrick’s through ball left him alone with the Oman international goalie to beat.

Some 4 minutes later, the 35-year-old gifted the English ace a goal as he failed to deal with a pass from his defender, allowing Rashford’s pressing to force him into a mistake which saw the youngster tap into an empty net.

The victory ensured Manchester United’s unbeaten run across all competitions has been now extended to 14 games, and this is how the strong XI Mourinho fielded against Stam’s charges fared.

Romero

Had very little to do but did well to come off his line quickly to prevent Reading from capitalising on a chance.

Rating: 8/10

Young

Anthony Martial is congratulated by Ashley Young after putting United two-up

Pushed his man further up the pitch and was a constant attacking threat.

He, however, couldn’t create any goalscoring chance.

Rating: 7/10

Smalling

Was solid from start to finish and did make some clearances that allowed his goalie see less of the action.

Rating: 8/10

Rojo

Started the game on a defensively brighter note but saw his time on the pitch cut short after picking up a knock in the 20th minute.

Rating: 7/10

Blind

Did well in the first half to pocket McCleary only for the winger to give him few tough moments in the second period and forcing him into being booked.

Rating: 7/10

Fellaini

Was influential in the middle and contributed to the attack, coming close to scoring a goal.

His best performance in a Manchester United Jersey in a long while.

Rating: 8/10

Carrick

Proved how influential he can be from deep midfield as he shielded his back four well and contributed to United’s 8th successive win in all competitions with a fine assist to Rashford.

Rating: 8/10

Mata

Created the pass that saw Rooney make history but failed to convert some few chances he had after that, and he wasn’t really in the game in the 2nd period.

Rating: 7/10

Rooney

Wayne Rooney took just seven minutes before he opened the scoring for Manchester United

Was everywhere after his goal and came close to setting a new goal record on few occasions.

Rating: 8/10

Martial

The French winger grabbed his chance with both hands, putting in a fine performance to bag an early goal that helped make things easier for the hosts.

Rating: 8/10

Rashford

His hard work saw him him grab the goals that put the results beyond any doubt in the 2nd half after he had been denied a few times.

Rating: 9/10

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Marcus Rashford scores the first of his two goals as Reading were blown away at Old Trafford

Phil Jones

Came on for Rojo in the 20th minute and continued from where the Argentine stopped, ensuring Reading had almost zero chances.

Rating: 7/10

Schweinsteiger

Made a cameo appearance with 10 minutes to go and showed flashes of his brilliance.

Rating: Not Available

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Came on alongside the German and was hungry to add his own quota to the game.

Rating: Not Available