London: Memphis Depay's first-half double and his assistance to Marouane Fellaini to score in the dying moments of the game helped Manchester United claim a 3-1 victory over Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League playoff.
Manchester United's Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League play off football match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England. Pic/AFP
The Belgian side took a surprise lead in the first half through United vice-captain Michael Carrick¿s own goal in the eighth minute of the match, the BBC reported.
But, winger Depay, playing in United's iconic Number 7shirt, rescued his new club from potential embarrassment by scoring two goals in the 13th and 43rd minute.
Depay, later, crossed for Fellaini in the 90th minute to take the lead to 3-1 after Brugge defender Brandon Mechele was sent off for two bookings.