Rooney and Mata provide Giggs the perfect start

Updated: April 27, 2014

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Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata gave Ryan Giggs the perfect start to life in football management when both scored a brace of goals to give United a 4-0 win over Norwich City at Old Trafford.

United proved that life after David Moyes will improve with a far more uptempo performance that is reminiscent of the United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

United remain in 7th place on 60 points while Norwich are hovering 1 point above the relegation zone in the knowledge that both Sunderland and Cardiff behind them have games in hand.

In other action, Everton’s Champions League hopes all but vanished as the Toffees suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium, Fulham slipped closer to relegation after surrendering a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with Hull City at Craven Cottage while Danny Rose netted the only goal of the match as Tottenham-Hotspur claimed a nervy 1-0 victory over 10-man Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.

Wilfried Bony scored on either side of the intermission as Swansea City eased to a 4-1 rout of Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium and Pepe Mel earned his first managerial home victory as West Bromwich Albion edged West Ham United, 1-0, at the Hawthons.