Wayne Rooney named man of the match against AS Roma after fantastic performance

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney was deservedly named man of the match against AS Roma for his performance which saw him play a hand in all three of Manchester United’s goals.

In the first half, Rooney broke the deadlock with a world class finish from just outside the area and then followed it up only a few minutes later with a trademark pinpoint long pass that Juan Mata exquisitely finished.

Then just before half-time, Rooney clinically dispatched a penalty to give United a commanding 3-0 lead. Rooney was substituted at half-time for Nani but the damage had already been done as United held on to the lead despite a spirited comeback from Roma to bring the score back to 3-2.

That was Rooney at his influential best and there is now a growing belief that Louis van Gaal will be able to get the most out of Rooney.

Much was said about whether Rooney would enjoy a good relationship with Van Gaal but what videos of high fives in training and performances like show is that so far, so good.

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