Memphis Depay scored a first-half double and provided a late assist for Marouane Fellaini to lead the English team to a 3-1 win over Bruges in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Tuesday.
Playing his third match in United’s iconic No. 7 shirt, the Netherlands winger rescued his new club from potential embarrassment after the Belgian side took a surprise 8th-minute lead through an own goal by Michael Carrick.
Depay equalized five minutes later with a low shot and gave United the lead with a curling shot from 20 meters in the 43rd.
Bruges had defender Brandon Mechele sent off in the 80th for two bookings, before Depay whipped in a cross that substitute Fellaini headed in with virtually the last touch of the game.