Despite the huge blow of having the 3-0 lead wiped out, the United boys showed great character to take control again and after some patient build-up play, Savage scored the game’s seventh goal. His close-range finish, and some resilient defending as Rovers frantically pressed for an equaliser, ensured the Reds’ long winning streak was extended in style.
United: Guadagno; Jurado, Bennett, Hardley, Pye; Svidersky (captain), Savage; Wellens, Hoogewerf, Emeran; McNeill.
Substitutes not used: Murray, Vitek, Mainoo, Jackson.
Goals: McNeill 1, 36, Emeran 40, Savage 88 | Gilsenan 54, 69, 80.
Additional reporting by Steve Bennett. MUTV will show match highlights at 21:30 GMT on Sunday.