Wayne Rooney is still Manchester United’s main man and his recent return to form proves it, according to Morgan Schneiderlin.
The United captain has put a dismal first half to the season behind him by scoring five goals in the last four games in all competitions, including the winner in Sunday’s visit to Anfield and Schneiderlin believes his teammate sets the example in the dressing room.
Chris Smalling believes Wayne Rooney has benefited from being dropped from the starting XI last month after a dismal run of form.
Rooney scored the winner at Anfield on Sunday, his fifth goal in the last four games, and has looked sharper after he was omitted from the team that started the game against Stoke on Boxing Day.
Louis Van Gaal made it four wins in four attempts against Liverpool, after Manchester United delivered the perfect smash-and-grab performance at Anfield.
On the back foot for large spells of the game, United were fortunate not to go behind on a number of occasions before Wayne Rooney scored his fourth goals in three games to clinch United’s second win in a row at Anfield.
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Ander Herrera has made no mystery of his admiration for United away support, often declaring he would love to be standing in the away end.
As Wayne Rooney clinched United’s winner against Liverpool on Sunday, Herrera can be seen sprinting off the bench to celebrate the winner.
Manchester United secured their second consecutive win at Anfield thanks to a late Wayne Rooney goal on Sunday.
Louis Van Gaal claimed that he spoke with the United captain before the game and asked him to get a goal at a ground where he had not scored since 2005. Rooney, who missed a penalty in United’s 2-1 win at Anfield last season, duly delivered as United moved within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Phil Jones, Michael Carrick and Marcos Rojo watched United from the away end today and celebrated Wayne Rooney’s winner with the fans. What a club.
Wayne Rooney has described the feeling of scoring the winner at Anfield as one of the best emotions he’s ever experienced.
With United under the cosh, Rooney scored his first goal at Anfield in a decade to give his side a fourth consecutive win against Liverpool and the second against their bitter rivals away from home in as many games.
Apathy is a strange concept. Often an emotion that follows the understanding of inevitability. Like waking up every day to a Tory government, or the sound of your own biological clock ticking and increasingly the fact that our most beloved are dying while many continue to breathe our limited oxygen.
You know that the world continues to lose the most important people to ever grace the planet while Piers Morgan, Katie Hopkins and Donald Trump ignore the cries for petitions of a group suicide pact.