Rooney stars as Man Utd close in on knockout stages

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Published on November 24, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

 Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney is one goal from matching Sir Bobby Charlton's Manchester United scoring record.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is one goal from matching Sir Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United scoring record.

Wayne Rooney became Manchester United’s record European goalscorer as they beat Feyenoord to keep their Europa League fate in their hands.

The Red Devils captain scored his 39th European goal for the club when he clipped the ball over Brad Jones from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s perfect through ball – with Feyenoord appealing unsuccessfully for offside.

Rooney then set up Juan Mata to slide home the second.

The win was secured when former Liverpool keeper Jones deflected Ibrahimovic’s cross into his own net, and Jesse Lingard curled in a fourth in injury time to make it Jose Mourinho’s biggest win as United boss.

A draw or win at Zorya Luhansk in the final Group A game on Thursday, 8 December would take United into the…

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