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International Reds: Angel di Maria and Marouane Fellaini both score braces

by Sam Peoples

There were lots of Manchester United players in action away on international duty in the last week and you’ll be glad to know that some of them had superb performances.

Angel di Maria took full advantage of weaker opposition when Argentina faced Bolivia and scored what will be a morale boosting brace in a 5-0 rout.

After what was an underwhelming first year at Man United, it’s the sort of moment which will help Di Maria rebuild his confidence.

Marouane Fellaini also scored a brace which helped Belgium beat France 4-3 and continued what has been an excellent year of progression for the Belgian midfielder at United. Nobody 12 months ago would have thought Fellaini had any chance of becoming an important player again but that’s exactly what he has done and it’s all down to himself, so he deserves credit for that.

Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all started in this weekend’s friendly between England and Republic of Ireland but won’t be coming away from the game with fond memories after what was a drab 0-0 draw.

Angelo Henriquez came on the for last 15 minutes in Chile’s game against El Salvador but was unable to get on the score sheet like had so often on loan at Dinamo Zagreb this season.

Andreas Pereira was also back in action as well at the U20s World Cup in Brazil and came off the bench for the second half in their 3-0 win over Korea DPR.

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