Manchester United strolled to a 3-1 victory that turned into one of the easiest wins the team will have this season.
Rooney soon doubled his tally when Mata found him in the box and the striker slotted home past Alnwick. Rooney then turned provider for Robin van Persie who nodded home Rooney’s delightful pass.
The home side went into cruise control during the second half but were punished late on when Phil Jones brought down Jack Colback inside the area. Papiss Cisse left de Gea with no chance to grab a consolation for the visitors.
Here’s a selection of the best images from a chilly day at Old Trafford: