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Rooney celebrates giving United the lead with his 39th European goal. Getty Images

Well that was very impressive from Manchester United, who record their biggest win of Jose Mourinho's spell in charge. They're back in action this weekend against West Ham and that is when we return when we have live coverage of the 13th matchday in the Premier League. But until then, it's goodbye.

Full time: Manchester United 4-0 Feyenoord

Job done for Manchester United and their passage into the last 32 of the Europa League is all-but assured. Goals for Wayne Rooney, his 39th in European competition, Juan Mata, Brad Jones and Jesse Lingard is enough for Jose Mourinho's men who need just a point from their final group game in Zorya to progress.

Goal: Manchester United 4-0 Feyenoord (Jesse Lingard)

Antonio Valencia pulls the ball back and substitute Lingard has yards of room to open his body and curls, via the fingertips of Jones, in off the post. The garnish put on an impressive United display.

Big result this for United, one which puts them in pole position to qualify for the knock-out phase. A Champions League on offer for the winner of this competition, remember. United are currently sixth in the Premier League.

No all-time record, for now, for Wayne Rooney as he is replaced by Memphis Depay. Eight minutes to go and it has been a routine evening for the home side.

Goal: Manchester United 3-0 Feyenoord (Brad Jones own goal)

United look unstoppable in this mood and they're given a helping hand towards a comfortable win as Ibrahimovic's attempt of a pull back is turned into his own net by Brad Jones, the former liverpool goalkeeper.

Goal: Manchester United 2-0 Feyenoord (Juan Mata)

Game, set and match even with 20 minutes still remaining. Rooney springs free in the box and instead of going alone in search of Charlton's record he cuts the ball across where Mata slides in to an empty net. Fine goal and what vision from the United captain.

Feyenoord are sitting ducks here and it appears a matter of time until they go two behind. Mkhitaryan is everywhere and he lashes the ball into the side-netting, leading many fans to begin their celebrations - albeit prematurely.

Brad Jones makes a fine save to keep out Mata's chip. United all over the Dutch visitors but Blind lashes over.

Goodness, what a decision made by referee Manuel Gräfe. Mkhitaryan drives through the Feyenoord defence and is taken out by Toomstra. The officials sees it differently however, and waves away the appeals.

United goal twice within three minutes of the restart. Ibrahimovic brings the ball down from a right-wing cross but his strike is blocked by Dammers, who then denies Mkhitaryan after he is found by Rooney.

Players out for the second half. United have had a habit of losing leads this season, so Feyenoord will be optimistic of staging a second half comeback.

Rooney's deft finish put United ahead in the first half.

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Half time: Manchester United 1-0 Feyenoord

For all his detractors, Wayne Rooney continues to hit landmark after landmark and tonight is no different. His opening goal sees him becoming Manchester United's leading European marksman and go within one of Sir Bobby Charlton's haul of 249 United goals. It hasn't been a pretty display and but for Sergio Romero Feyenoord would be level, with Jorgensen and Kuyt were denied when the scores were level. Defeat will see United crash out but so far it is good news for Jose Mourinho.

For those not tuning in to BT Sport, below is a video of that opening goal.

That goal also sees Rooney become the highest United goalscorer in European competition, going above Ruud van Nistelrooy on 39. The club's all-time scoring record now only a matter of time from being conquered too.

Vilhena tries to repeat his goal from the first group game but his volley is deflected on its way to Romero's arms. Feyenoord need to react to remain in contention for the last 32.

Goal: Manchester United 1-0 Feyenoord (Wayne Rooney)

United have been on top and they take the lead with a delightful finish. Ibrahimovic toys with the Feyenoord back-four and threads a pass through to Rooney who dinks the ball beyond Brad Jones, Suspicion of offside but he won't care as he nets his 248th United goal, one shy of Sir Bobby Charlton.

Mkhitaryan into the action action again as Pogba plays a delightful chipped pass to find him in the box, but his toe-poked effort is saved by Jones. The linesman's flag was already up, so it wouldn't have counted. It has been that kind of evening so far for United.

United have been unable to break through in the opening 25 minutes and Feyenoord almost go ahead. Romero fumbles Jorgensen's effort before on the rebound he knocks away Kuyt's strike with his right leg and the danger is cleared.

Jose Mourinho will have been impressed by his side's start to the game.

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United go close three times in as many minutes. First, Jones turns over Pogba's shot, Mkhitaryan's shot is blocked from the corner before Carrick is somehow denied by a combination of Jones and Vilhena.

Mkhitaryan goes through on goal on his return to the United team.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Mkhitaryan returns to the United team after two months without a start. Getty Images

Not a great deal in the way of chances for either side at Old Trafford, but both sides are huffing and puffing. Home side have started well in fairness.

Feyenoord can't get out of their own half at the moment, with United pressing high and restricting the Dutch club time on the ball. They pickpocket the visitors again in their own half, but Pogba curls over from 25 yards.

Early chance for United as Ibrahimovic heads the ball across goal but it just doesn't bounce the way of Mkhitaryan. Now Valencia's cross is headed off by Pogba. Bright start from the home side.

Underway at Old Trafford. A must win for both sides in truth.

A real atmosphere being made by the 3,000 travelling Feyenoord fans, but Uefa might be in touch.

Players on the way at Old Trafford. Relatively big night for the home side, whose future in Europe hangs by a thread.

Jose Mourinho on BT Sport: "It is a competition which many clubs don't care about. we have not put everything in the competition. we are not worried about Fenerbahce. It depends on us. It is not easy but we need four points."

Hapoel Beer Sheva have completed the comeback and now lead Inter Milan 3-2 in the dying minutes. That result means Southampton need just a goalless draw against Hapoel at St Mary's to progress to the knock-out stage.

Around 20 minutes from kick-off at Old Trafford. United couldn't get the job done against Arsenal over the weekend, but they are certainly favourites to collect the three points this evening but they will need to improve on their listless displays during their opening four group games, where they've collected just six points. Stay on that figure tonight and they will be heading out of the competition.

Despite having endured a poor recent run of form, Feyenoord are nevertheless top of Eredivisie, two points adrift of Ajax in Giovanni van Bronckhorst's first season in charge. They are certainly the form side of the two coming into this game.

Update on Southampton's Europa League fortunes, and it is good news as Hapoel Beer Sheva have come back from two goals down to draw level with Inter Milan. Saints are still trailing at Sparta Prague meanwhile, but they will be staying in the top two as things stand.

United and Feyenoord faced-off for the first time back in 1997, when goals from Paul Scholes and Denis Irwin delivered a 2-1 victory. How Jose Mourinho would like an identical result tonight.

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that former Liverpool players Brad Jones and Dirk Kuyt are both involved for Feyenoord tonight. Can't imagine they will be getting a warm reception from the Old Trafford faithful.


Feyenoord: Jones, Karsdorp, Dammers, Van der Heijden, Nelom, Tapia, Kuyt, Vilhena, Toornstra, Jørgensen, Elia

Perhaps the most curious aspect of that United team is David de Gea being left on the bench. United will go out tonight if they lose, so is it a gamble to start with Sergio Romero who has played just twice this season?

Sergio Romero and David de Gea
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan is back in from the cold and makes his first start for Manchester United in two months. Luke Shaw starts at full-back after two weeks out while Sergio Romero is in goal.


Manchester United: Romero, Valencia, Jones, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Pogba, Mata, Rooney, Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan
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Manchester United are of course not the only English club in action tonight, with Southampton facing Sparta Prague tonight also as they look to strengthen their position in the group. Claude Puel's side are currently trailing 1-0 at the break, with with Inter Milan leading Hapoel Beer-Sheva in the other game their future in the competition looks bleak.

Tony Vilhena struck the winner for Feyenoord when the two teams met in the opening group game.

Players arrive at Old Trafford.

Manchester United stand on the brink of elimination from the Europa League - an avenue to Champions League qualification - if they lose tonight to visitors Feyenoord. Jose Mourinho has previously been lukewarm to the competition yet tonight must inspire his side to a third straight home victory in the group which would put them on course for qualification.

Feyenoord arrive at Old Trafford having won only one of their last four games, which includes a 1-1 draw with Zorya in their last European fixture. Avoiding defeat tonight would leave qualification in their own hands but there could be a temptation to attack United and vanquish them from the competition - a luxury few teams in Europe get the chance to do.