Wayne Rooney was overshadowed via Odion Ighalo as Manchester United ensured an all-Premier League FA Cup quarter-final line-up with a cosy win at Derby County.
Rooney – United’s all-time leading goalscorer – had his title chanted in the course of through the thousands of away fans and came close with two quality free-kicks.
But from the moment left-back Luke Shaw’s deflected opener flew in the Premier League side had been in a position to cruise into the final eight.
January signing Ighalo once more confirmed why his shock acquisition may additionally yet prove to be shrewd business with two clever finishes to book a tie with Norwich at Carrow Road later this month. He now has three goals from simply two starts.
United have won the FA Cup 12 times – one at the back of Arsenal’s record haul – while Derby have now played in six fifth-round ties since 1999 and failed to reach the quarter-finals on every occasion.