Manchester United breezed their way into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over Derby County at Pride Park. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men won courtesy of a fine brace from Odion Ighalo, with Luke Shaw also on target.
Manchester United haven’t won the FA Cup since 2016, back when Louis van Gaal ruled the Old Trafford roost.
But they boosted their chances of lifting the prize with a straightforward victory over Derby County at Pride Park, on a night where Wayne Rooney played against his old side.
It wasn’t Rooney’s night, with the England international easily nullified.
But the evening instead belonged to Ighalo, whose fine brace helped United on their way to victory.
Luke Shaw also scored his first goal of the season and his first since the opening day of last season, where he found the net in a 2-1 Premier League win over Leicester.
Express Sport now rates and slates the United players from the game, with Ighalo topping the list.
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Sergio Romero: 7
A straightforward night for the United goalkeeper, who staked his claim for the No 1 shirt with a clean sheet. He also made several good saves, including one from a Rooney free-kick.
Diogo Dalot: 6
The United star replaced the injured Aaron Wan-Bissaka and didn’t put a foot wrong as the Red Devils cruised to victory.
Eric Bailly: 7
Continued his fine form of late with an impressive showing, easily containing the threat of Derby striker Jack Marriot.
Victor Lindelof: 7
Like Bailly, the United star was able to stop Marriot from threatening and produced a composed performance at the back.
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Luke Shaw: 8
A sparkling performance from the United star who has risen to the challenge of youngster Brandon Williams. His goal will certainly please him.
An easy night for the United midfielder, who kept his cool amid the heat of the battle. It was a foul on the Brazilian that saw Rooney booked in the first half.
Scott McTominay: 7
An impressive display from the Scotland international, whose return to the side has given Solskjaer hope of a successful campaign.
Jesse Lingard: 6.5
The United star struggled in the first half, even if Shaw’s goal cannoned off his back. But he looked neat in the second and appears to be returning to form.
Bruno Fernandes: 8
The United star continues to shine and he’s helped the club considerably since his January move from Sporting Lisbon.
Juan Mata: 8
The United star has been a player reborn since Fernandes’ arrival and he dazzled at Pride Park. Derby just couldn’t cope with his clever movement.
Odion Ighalo: 9
Two goals. Thats what he was signed to do and the United star has justified the club’s decision to sign him on loan during the January transfer window.
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