Photo: Wayne Rooney sends message to Man United goal-scorer

The Manchester United captain reflects on 3-0 victory over Ipswich Town

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Wayne Rooney has sent a message to Manchester United goal-scorer Andreas Pereira after a 3-0 victory over Ipswich Town at Old Trafford in the League Cup.

Louis van Gaal handed Pereira his first competitive start and the Brazil Under-20 international doubled United’s lead after Rooney’s opener against the Tractor Boys.

Summer signing Anthony Martial sealed their passage in added time with his fourth goal in four games at the Theatre of Dreams following his £36m deadline day move earlier this month.

Rooney, who has scored four goals this season but is still to open his Premier League account, took to Instagram to send a message to Pereira after his unforgettable cup goal.

Rooney wrote on the photo-sharing app: “Good result last night and and a great first goal for @andreaspereira44. On to the next round……⚽️”

Pereira moved to United from PSV Eindhoven in 2011.

The Brazilian has scored one goal in three appearances in all competitions for United.

MORE: Read the latest Man United player tweets

The Red Devils face Sunderland at Old Trafford in their next Premier League game.

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