When Wayne and Robin are away, Juan Mata will play.
Manchester United's record signing enjoyed a terrific afternoon at St. James' Park on Saturday (which is more than can be said for the disillusioned home contingent) as he scored two goals and provided an assist in the Red Devils' 4-0 demolition of Newcastle.
Evidently, without Rooney and van Persie in the side, Mata had the opportunity to shine to his full potential.
United's No. 8 leads our list of the top five player performances from the weekend.