Derby County v Manchester United: Wayne Rooney will ‘relish’ opportunity to deal with old club

Derby County v Manchester United: Wayne Rooney will ‘relish’ opportunity to deal with old club

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FA Cup highlights: Derby County 0-3 Manchester United

The 30- year-old now has three goals from simply two starts and he eclipsed a reunion with United’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney at Pride Park.

Rooney had his name shouted throughout by the thousands of away fans and came close with 2 great free-kicks.

United have won the FA Cup 12 times – one behind Toolbox’s record haul – while Derby have actually now played in six fifth-round ties because 1999 and failed to reach the quarter-finals on each event.

Wayne Rooney scored 22 goals in 40 FA Cup ties for Manchester United

Rooney scored 253 goals for Manchester United before leaving in 2017 and has still never scored against them throughout his profession.

The 34- year-old twice went close from free-kicks though, two times rejected by outstanding saves from Sergio Romero.

Rooney, who led his new side in a pre-match huddle, has actually moved from the rampaging teenage striker who was compared to Pele at his 2004 peak to a deep-lying midfielder who started the last time United won this trophy in 2016.

For Derby he remained in a comparable midfield function, protected from excessive running responsibilities by the youth of Max Bird and Louie Sibley together with him. The duo have a combined age of just 37 and were toddlers when Rooney was revealing himself on the world stage.

In spite of an absence of mobility Rooney still stays an influence. Not just were his two free-kicks a danger, he was at the heart of their two other finest second-half possibilities.

First, a sweeping 50- yard crossfield pass discovered Jayden Bogle, and his cross was headed large by Martyn Waghorn. And then an even much better ball from inside his own half launched Rams sub Jack Marriott, however Romero was once again equivalent to the effort.

” Everybody enjoys Wayne, all the advocates at Manchester United value what he did,” stated United employer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

” He played well. He reveals class and sometimes he has excessive time on the ball for my preference.”

Rooney can now turn his attentions towards helping Derby up the Champion table – although a play-off push looks ambitious at this stage.

Nine unbeaten for enhancing United

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Shaw’s shot loops into the web as Manchester United take the lead

January signing Bruno Fernandes was once again plainly a step above, a consistent risk at the top of their midfield, while Shaw had an exceptional video game at full-back.

Another driving run from Shaw then saw him choose out Ighalo inside the location and the former Watford guy got the better of two half-hearted obstacles from Craig Forsyth and Max Lowe to poke home.

Shaw had a shot conserved by Roos in the second half after great play from Fernandes, and Ighalo lashed his 2nd into the roof of the web after his preliminary shot was obstructed to seal the win.

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Ighalo rifles home a rebound as Manchester United go 3 up

” Ighalo has come in here and of course we still have a couple of injuries and it is excellent for us to have Odion to call upon.

Solskjaer is confident of having captain Harry Maguire – who missed this with an ankle injury – fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby and says Ighalo might begin that video game.

United’s progress implies that all 8 staying sides are from the top flight for only the fifth time – after 1894-95, 1895-96, 1995-96 and 2005-06

After impressing just recently on the left of a back three Shaw was outstanding at full-back. Scored an uncommon objective and made the 2nd for Ighalo

Nine in a row – the crucial statistics

  • Manchester United have won each of their last 9 FA Cup meetings with Derby County, a run of victories stretching back to March 1948.
  • Derby County have stopped working to win each of their last 13 home games against top-flight clubs in the FA Cup when the Rams themselves were playing outside of the top tier (D5 L8), consisting of 3 beats to Guy Utd in this spell.
  • Manchester United are unbeaten in nine matches throughout all competitions (W6 D3), keeping 7 tidy sheets and yielding simply 2 objectives in overall in this run.
  • Derby County have lost a competitive game at Pride Park by more than one objective for the very first time because November 2018 when they lost a Championship fixture 0-3 to Aston Villa.
  • Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has actually scored in consecutive starts in all competitors for an English club for the first time because December 2015 for Watford, when he scored in 4 in a row; tonight was also his first double for an English side since December 2015 versus Liverpool for the Hornets.

What’s next?

Derby host Blackburn Rovers on Sunday afternoon (15: 00 GMT) in the Championship while United are at house to rivals City in the Manchester derby, also on Sunday (16: 30 GMT).

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