Captain Wayne Rooney netted Manchester United’s winner at Anfield today and the Red Devil’s 100th goal against Liverpool. The Red Devils won against Liverpool at Anfield as Louis van Gaal’s men claimed a famous late victory over the Merseysiders.
Rooney continued his return to form at Anfield on Sunday, striking 12 minutes from finishing time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win against fierce rivals Liverpool.
The Red Devil’s captain reacted quickly on time when Marouane Fellaini’s goal-bound header towards goalie, Mignolet, rattled the crossbar and Ricocheted towards his direction – ensuring United a fourth consecutive victory over Liverpool.
Van Gaal kept faith with the starting XI unchanged from Tuesday’s draw on Tyneside. The same players that played out a 3-3 draw against Newcastle four days earlier persevered against a much better Liverpool side, with the only change to the matchday squad being Guillermo Varela replacing James Weir on the bench.
The Red Devil’s captain Rooney (a.k.a. Waza) has made my day, again. The aging England international and most famous English footballer today, seems to have a knack to come in after many poor field plays to surprise pundits.
I hope ‘Waza’ continues to surprise me till the end of this most trying and tiring Barclays Premier League season.
I must admit that the first half was nerve-racking for me. The Red Devils were outplayed by a more determined Merseyside eager to up one against their visitors before the half time closing time.
I was relieved when the referee blew the whistle to close the half time field play. I knew that the flying Dutchman will talk to his boys to up the ante for a more determined attacking football.
Just before the half time whistle, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson replaced the injured Ashley Young. I must admit that just before the break, Liverpool finished the first half on top.
See what I mean, below:
Possession: Liverpool 51% United 49%
Shots at goal: Liverpool 7 United 2
Shots on target: Liverpool 1 United 0
Corners: Liverpool 0 United 2
I’m cool with this victory over Liverpool in our derby encounter at Anfield.
Manchester United had captain Wayne Rooney to thank for their second win of the season over Liverpool.
We’re still no 5 and counting – but it’s not over until it’s over.
Like I said above, captain Wayne Rooney made my day at Anfield.
Captain Wayne Rooney: Facts & Stats:
- Rooney netted Man United’s 100th goal vs Liverpool.
- Rooney’s 1 goal today has surpassed Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry’s 155 total goals record for most goals scored by a player, for a team in the Premier League.
- Rooney surpassed Henry’s Gunners’ total 155 goals with his 1 goal today = 156 total goals for Man United in the Premier League.
- Rooney has also pulled 1 goal closer to Man United’s all time goal scoring record set by Man United legend, Bobby Charlton, which currently sits at 249 goals in 758 appearances for Man United.
- Rooney is now on 243 goals in 506 appearances for Man United.
Source: Facts/Data/Stats – provided by a Nigerian Manchester United super fan & supporter, Mr. Michael Egirani.
Watch the footage of Wayne Rooney’s ‘amazing goal’, below:
Up Man U!