Manchester United fans full of praise for Wayne Rooney

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney scored a crucial winner against Liverpool to lead the Reds to a 1-0 win at Anfield on Sunday.

The skipper started as a centre-forward and was barely involved in the first half, as Man United struggled to get on the ball and have extended periods of possession. Rooney was poor in his hold up play when he did find himself with the ball and struggled to win aerial battles against Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure.

Despite the below par display from United’s form player, the 30-year-old was in the right place at the right time, as all good centre-forwards are, to give his side a crucial three points. He controlled his volley to perfection on the rebound from a Marouane Fellaini header which hit the crossbar and supporters were delighted with his contribution:

Rooney’s strike gave him the record of the most goals scored by any player for a single Premier League team, surpassing Thierry Henry in the process. It was the former Everton man’s first goal at Anfield since 2005 and will definitely be one he remembers for a long time to come.

Having come under scrutiny earlier in the season for some poor performances, the turn of the year has seen an huge improvement in the England captain’s form. Five goals in his last four appearances are an indication that he could be on his way back to his best and a firing Wayne Rooney could be a huge factor in United’s race to finish in the top four this season.

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