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Whipped in plenty of dangerous balls between goalkeeper and central defenders in the first half but nobody could capitalise on his expert delivery. Showed for the ball at all times and linked well with his fellow attackers.
Not as dominant as he was in the second half of the Community Shield or at West Brom last weekend, but the youngster was again impressive and crossed for United's opening goal.
A lung-busting display for 90 minutes from the Brazilian. Ando saw plenty of the ball - often winning it back himself in midfield - and used it wisely all evening. Added another goal to his steadily growing tally.
Grew in stature as the game wore on, although he was hardly quiet in the first half. Ashley seems to be relishing life at Old Trafford, particularly his link-up play with Wayne Rooney, and is playing with plenty of confidence.
Scored United's third goal with three minutes to play to cap another strong performance. Dropped deep to boost his involvement and seemed to have more impact after the interval. Pulled the strings, subtly.
Netted the Reds' first with a fine glancing header and then teed up Anderson for the second with a sublime backheel. All this