Who took their chance to impress?

Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah heads against the crossbar.
Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah heads against the crossbar. PHOTO: REUTERS

TIMOTHY FOSU-MENSAH

Hit the bar with a thunderous header and looked a menace on the overlap with his pace. However, he looked uneasy when defending. (MISS)

MARCOS ROJO


Manchester United's Marcos Rojo in action. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Argentina defender featured in an attacking role in the early stages and almost set up a goal. But he was poor when he was put under pressure defensively. (MISS)

MICHAEL CARRICK


Michael Carrick (left) celebrates Manchester United's third goal with Marcus Rashford. PHOTO: REUTERS

The former England player quickly restored some characteristic composure to the centre of United's midfield and converted a stunning strike to give his team a 17th-minute lead. The 35-year-old looks the best bet to restore some balance to the midfield. (HIT)

MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN


Manchester United's Morgan Schneiderlin comes on as a substitute to replace Anthony Martial against Bournemouth. PHOTO: REUTERS

The French international seemed to relish the chance of having Carrick alongside him and his ability to make vital interceptions was crucial on a number of occasions when Northampton threatened to cause United problems with their direct play. (HIT)

ANDER HERRERA


Manchester United's Ander Herrera celebrates scoring their second goal. PHOTO: REUTERS

After a quiet first half, he seemed roused by Mourinho's half-time words and made an early impact when he unleashed a 25-metre drive which hit the outside of the post. He continued to make his presence felt with probing passes to United's wide players and then restored United's lead with a stunning strike. (HIT)

MEMPHIS DEPAY


Manchester United's Memphis Depay prepares to come on as manager Jose Mourinho looks on. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Dutchman's troubled times at Old Trafford continued as he showed only glimpses of what he can do in the early stages before drifting out of the game. (MISS)

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