We're halfway through the international break, and it's been a mixed week for Manchester United's travelling players.
Daley Blind and Memphis Depay both featured in the Netherlands' 1-1 draw with Belgium on Wednesday, the former as a starter and the latter as a substitute; Marouane Fellaini did not play for their opponents, having been sent home with an injury. The Dutch duo then went on to face Luxembourg on Sunday, and Memphis, a second-half substitute once again, scored twice to secure a 3-1 win. Fellaini-less Belgium, meanwhile, hammered Estonia.
Less pleased with their work will be Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero, who both played on Thursday as Argentina were thumped 3-0 by Brazil. That results leaves the Argentines sixth in South American qualifying table, which isn't even enough for a playoff position. Tuesday's game against Colombia has gone from 'big' to 'REALLY BIG'.
On Friday, Wayne Rooney captained England to a 3-0 win over Scotland. An odd game, this one; Scotland were pretty decent in midfield, yet let themselves down with some poor finishing and slack marking in either penalty area. England, for their part, were less than inspiring but took their chances when they came, and are now sitting comfortably on top of their qualifying group.
Elsewhere in World Cup qualification, Henrikh Mkhitaryan captained Armenia to a 3-2 win over Montenegro and, though he didn't get on the scoresheet, will presumably be pleased to have played 90 minutes of actual football. And Paul Pogba scored France's equaliser as they came from behind to defeat Sweden.
Neither Matteo Darmian nor Ander Herrera featured in Italy and Spain's victories over, respectively, Liechtenstein and Albania. But the Spaniard is expected to make his international debut on Tuesday against England at Wembley. Won't that be nice.