Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were sadly lost in the 3-1 EFL Cup semi-final first-leg loss at Etihad sports stadium, however on Sat they found their groove, taking part in some attention-getting football on the way to an easy win.
Norwich, who were without contused talismanic forward Teemu Pukki, rarely troubled United in a first half dominated by the home side, who went into the interval 1-0 up after Mata teed up Rashford.
Rashford got his second from the penalty spot early within the period of play, before Mata – starting solely a 3rd Premier League game since the beginning of October – set up Anthony Martial to increase the lead and Mason greenwood finished Norwich off, as United stayed to fifth place to remain 5 points adrift of Chelsea.
Despite establishing management almost immediately, United struggled to make clear possibilities throughout the early exchanges.
But Juan Mata sculpted the Canaries open within the twenty seventh minute, cutting in off the proper flank and taking part in a lofted pass towards the rear post for Rashford to turn in.
Norwich highlighted the dangerousness off United’s slender lead simply before the break, once David de Gea with regards to reached Todd Cantwell’s curling effort.
Tim Krul was less spectacular at the opposite finish simply once the break, however, dashing out and sending Brandon Williams tumbling within the box, permitting Rashford to comb home the resulting penalty.
Martial got in on the act 2 minutes later, heading in Mata’s right cross once Norwich converted at a corner.
Williams ought to have multiplied the lead once he blazed over from one or two of yards out, however there was to be another moment for United to savour, as greenwood – Rashford’s replacement – drilled into the bottom-right corner from twenty yards to conclude the win in 76th minute.