A brace from Odion Ighalo helped Manchester United cruise past Wayne Rooney's Derby County and book a FA Cup sixth round meeting with Norwich.
The Rams fired a warning shot at their visitors in the 10th minute with 18-year-old Louie Sibley rifling a shot from distance just past the post.
Derby continued to enjoy the best of the first half but a rare mistake allowed Odion Ighalo a sight at goal - but he could only fire his effort into Kelle Roos' midriff. Minutes later, United would open the scoring in the strangest of circumstances.
Latching onto a deflection, Luke Shaw fired a volley straight into the floor which - via a Jesse Lingard deflection - ended up looping into the Derby net. Ighalo doubled their lead soon after with a smart finish from inside the box.
After the break the game suffered from a drop off in intensity, but that did not stop Ighalo grabbing his second goal of the game in the 70th minute.
Here's 90min's breakdown of this feisty contest...
Derby Player Ratings
Starting XI: Roos (6); Bogle (5), Evans (6), Forsyth (6), Lowe (5); Sibley (7), Rooney (6), Bird (5); Knight (5), Waghorn (7), Lawrence (5)
Substitutes: Marriott (6), Whittaker (5), Shinnie (6)
Key Talking Point
In the opening exchanges, a beautiful narrative about Rooney returning to face his former club was starting to form.
The 34-year-old reacquainted himself with the United faithful by steaming through Scott McTominay early on.
Manchester United Player Ratings
Starting XI: Romero (6); Dalot (6), Lindelof (7), Bailly (7), Shaw (8); McTominay (7), Fernandes (7), Fred (7); Mata (7), Ighalo (8), Lingard (6)
Substitutes: Pereira (6), Martial (6), Williams (6)
The Nigerian impressed again this evening, bagging a brace, pressing well and linking up nicely with his teammates. Marcus Rashford must be worried about forcing his way back into the team when he's fit. Ok... maybe not.
Next up, Derby look to continue their fine Championship form when they take host Blackburn Rovers at Pride Park on Sunday.
Source : 90min