Manchester United take a one goal lead back to Old Trafford in three weeks time after seeing off AC Milan 3-2 at the San Siro this evening thanks mainly to the brilliance of Wayne Rooney.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men came from a goal down to take a 3-1 lead which would have all but ended the tie, however a late goal from Clarence Seedorf would appear to keep the Italian giants hopes of progressing alive.
Anyway, back to Rooney. The England striker was once again outstanding, getting himself on the scoresheet twice and to be fair, he was unlucky not to be bringing home the match ball. At the rate he is going, I can’t see anyone else but Rooney being voted the FIFA World Player of the Year for 2010, however there is still a long way to go before that award is handed out.
I am sure many Manchester United fans may disagree that they are nothing without Rooney, however I am also sure that a lot of non-United fans would agree with me. So far this season, Rooney has scored 25 goals in all competitions whilst the rest of the United squad have scored 50 goals put together. It says a lot really.
Last season Rooney set up a lot of goals, however he didn’t score enough. This season, Rooney has set up a lot of goals and as a result of Cristiano Ronaldo joining Real Madrid, the former Evertonian has started scoring for fun. He really is a joy to watch and I personally believe, without him, United would be nothing.