Manchester United moved up to third in the Premier League table with a 2-1 victory over Southampton at St Mary's on Monday.
Robin van Persie scored both goals for the visitors either side of a Graziano Pelle strike to lead the Red Devils to a fifth consecutive win.
In spite of the visitors' unlikely victory, Wayne Rooney failed to impress. The 29-year-old has been an integral figure for Louis van Gaal's side in recent weeks.
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Rooney recorded his third assist of the season in this tie - only Angel Di Maria has set up more goals this term - however, aside from this involvement late in the second-half, he struggled to make a significant impact.
The Manchester United captain failed to register even a single attempt at goal and played just the one key pass. Furthermore, while he managed one successful dribble, he found himself dispossessed on six occasions; a match-worst.
Rooney may have proven ineffective in the final third, but he fulfilled his basic duties with ease. He accumulated 56 touches throughout 90 minutes, from which he played 39 passes; 85% of which were accurate. He also weighed in with two defensive clearances, as United rallied to ensure three points.
It proved a fairly anonymous display from the United centre-forward, but he will be excused thanks to his involvement in the build-up to the winning goal. Three points here will have been enough to ensure he retains his place alongside van Persie against Liverpool.