Argentina smashed six goals past Paraguary early Wednesday morning, as Lionel Messi and co. ensured their spot versus hosts Chile in the Copa America final. It was a night to remember for the 2014 World Cup runners-up, with victory ensuring they remain on course to win the competition for the first time since 1993.
Manchester United fans will have been watching with intrigue as two of the club's first-team players took centre stage. In the thick of the action throughout, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria both found themselves on the scoresheet as Tata Martino's Argentine side demolished their inferior South American rivals.
Angel Di Maria - who has experienced a turbulent debut season at Old Trafford - particularly impressed. Operating down the left-flank, he slotted home two close-range finishes, before finding Manchester City's Sergio Aguero with a perfect cross to round-off an exceptional attacking display. With two goals and assist, United fans will he hoping this is a sign of things to come.
Meanwhile, Marcos Rojo was also on the scoresheet, breaking the deadlock with a controlled finish following a perfectly weighted Lionel Messi free-kick. Playing at left-back, in support of his Manchester United team-mate down the wing, he proceeded to weigh in with a solid defensive shift - a performance that proved far superior to his first against Paraguay in the group-stage fixture.
Here's how Manchester United fans on Twitter reacted to the duo's individual displays:
di Maria 2 goals and 1 assist Rojo 1 goal Fantastic night for the ManUtd Argentines— SirAlexWay (@SirAlexWay) July 1, 2015
Rojo has scored...Di Maria has scored...just need Otamendi for the United hat-trick.— MUFC Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) July 1, 2015
Unreal defending Rojo.— Julian (@FCBJulian) June 30, 2015
I swear to god play Di Maria on the left either wide or inside left and it will be like signing a new player.— Charlie says.. (@jonmikesav8) July 1, 2015
Di Maria to turn it around next season? What do we think..— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 1, 2015
What more proof does LVG need to play Di Maria in that inside left channel.— Charlie says.. (@jonmikesav8) July 1, 2015
Di maria is back again— Ibrahim Shuaibu (@Chaza_MUFC) July 1, 2015