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VIDEO: Mata, Falcao and Rooney link up beautifully to lift Manchester United

Manchester United v Newcastle United - Premier League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on December 26, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

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Even Newcastle supporters can admire the goal that put Manchester United up early at Old Trafford.

The buildup was splendid, and ended when Juan Mata’s curling pass into the box was met by a sliding Radamel Falcao. The Colombia star’s low touch was crossed perfectly for an easy Wayne Rooney finish.

Rooney would add a second before halftime to make it 2-0.

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