Manchester United and England captain, Wayne Rooney ended the teams goal drought which was about to extend to four matches with a powerful header against CSKA Moscow to give his team a deserved three points and send them top of group B. The 30 years old latch into a Jesse Lingard’s cross from the right.
United started the game quite well, dominating most of the first half with some decent play but couldn’t break down the CSKA Moscow team. Although United did have a couple of chances but were unable to score any goals and it seemed the Russian side’s game plan was working out well until late in the second half. A Marcos Rojo tackle saw him win the ball on the sideline from his opponent which he squared out for Michael Carrick. The England international did well to throw a long pass onto young winger, Jesse Lingard, which he crossed for his captain to head clear into the net.
It was a goal that got Old Trafford to its feet as the fans could not contain their excitement for the team’s first goal in four matches. And the fact that it was coming from Wayne Rooney made it all the more glorious. Rooney almost doubled the lead later but could not seem to hit the target. The victory sends Manchester United top of their group with seven points from four games, all they need to qualify is a win from one of the remaining two matches. Team coach Louis van Gaal would hope his team would continue scoring as they go up against West Bromwich in the Premier League on Saturday.