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Schmeichel: Man Utd's 'big' players stood up in win over CSKA

Peter Schmeichel has praised Manchester United's senior players in the Red Devils 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.

Schmeichel offered praise to Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger, David De Gea and Ashley Young for their roles in United win.

The Dane, who was working as a pundit for Sky Sports, said: "When you are Wayne Rooney and do not score for a few games, then people will start to look at him. I think he has been played out of position, I think his right position is today's and I could even see him in playing central midfield as well."

"He has done that when Fergie was manager and he has done that exceptionally well. But today I thought he played fantastic."

"Ashley Young... some of the best I have seen him play as well,Schweinsteiger was fantastic and De Gea - it would have gone in had he not saved that, and the next minute they went up field and scored to make it 1-0 - so the big players played really well today."

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