Wayne Rooney congratulates Bastian Schweinsteiger on first Manchester United goal

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney was delighted to see his side secure all three points from their trip to Watford in the Premier League.

The skipper did not travel with the rest of the squad due to an illness, which allowed Memphis Depay to get his first start for the Reds in over a month. The Dutchman opened the scoring early on and after Watford came back to 1-1 with just four minutes remaining, it seemed as if Man United would have to be content with a point.

Bastian Schweinsteiger then managed to force an own goal from Troy Deeney in the last minute of normal time to snatch three hugely important points. Rooney was delighted for the German who, despite playing a huge part in the winner, is still waiting for his first United goal.

Rooney will be hoping to be back in action for PSV Eindhoven’s visit to Old Trafford on Wednesday. England’s leading goalscorer added to his tally for his country during the international break and was starting to show signs of returning to his former self, making the illness that bit more frustrating. However, he will be ecstatic that his teammates got the job done to send the Reds to the top of the Premier League.

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