Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's all-time top scorer in European competitions with 39 goals as they beat Dutch side Feyenoord 4-0 at Old Trafford on Thursday in their Europa League group stage clash.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan was handed a start by Jose Mourinho who rested David de Gea and Ander Herrera keeping the weekend's Premier League fixture against West Ham United. United opened the scoring through Wayne Rooney who capped off an excellent finish past former Liverpool custodian Brad Jones after being set up by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Rooney then set up Juan Mata who doubled United's lead before Ibrahimovic forced an own goal from Jones and Jesse Lingard scored from a fantastic long range effort coming off the bench to round up a comfortable 4-0 win for the Red Devils.

Sergio Romero who started the game ahead of De Gea made a couple of decent saves in the first half but otherwise remained untroubled by the unimaginative Feyenoord attack.

Player ratings

Manchester United:

Romero - 6: Solid whenever called upon proving what a good deputy he is to first choice De Gea Dealth with crosses well and made a couple of instinctive saves in the game.

Valencia - 7: The Ecuadorian proved once again why he should be starting ahead of Matteo Darmian by bombarding down the right flank and playing a part in his teams attacks. Set up Lingard for his goal.

Jones - 7: Had his work cut out in the beginning with Feyenoord's Elia running at him but dealt well with those runs and enjoyed a comfortable outing.

Blind - 7: Booed every time he touched the ball by Feyenoord supporters because of his Ajax days, the Dutchman kept Jorgensen in his back pocket and delivered some good passes from the back.

Shaw - 6: Good game from the youngster. Made decent runs down the left flank joining in the attack. Combined well with Mkhitaryan and Rooney on a few occasions.

Carrick - 7: Did his best by pulling the strings from the deep. The usual calm and composed performance from the veteran.

Pogba - 8: Another improved performance from the world's most expensive footballer. Sprayed the ball all around the pitch and played a part in almost all United attacks. Dropped deep from time to time to help the defence as well.

Mata - 7: Although quiet in the first half, the Spaniard grew into the game as it progressed and capped off a fantastic evening with a beautiful goal. Was subbed off late in the game.

Mkhitaryan - 8: The Armenian had a glorious game and deserved a goal at the end of it. Used the ball well to link up with Rooney and Ibrahimovic and was a constant goal threat.

Rooney - 9: Opened the scoring in the first half with a delightful chip past Jones. Set up Mata for his goal and linked up well with his teammates in the final third. Assured performance from the captain.

Ibrahimovic - 7: Average by his standards but assisted Rooney for the opener and forced an own goal from Brad Jones. Decent all round game from the Swede.

Subs: Lingard - 6, Rashford - 6, Memphis - 5.


Jones - 5, Karsdorp - 6, Van der Heijden - 5, Dammers - 4, Nelom - 4, Toornstra - 4, Vilhena - 3, Tapia - 5, Kuyt - 5, Elia - 5.

Subs: Kramer - 4, Berghuis - 4, Basacikoglu N/a