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Rooney hailed “best in the world”

 
 
Wayne Rooney reached 30 goals for the season so far as he last night hit the net twice in Man Utd’s outstanding performance in a glittering 4-0 win over AC Milan. Leonardo and David Beckham, both of AC. Milan, described Man Utd, in particular Rooney, as “exceptional”. Leonardo also praised Man Utd as the best team in the world at the moment.
 
Rooney certainly has been on form this season as he has been a dominant force in the Premiership and also the Carling Cup Final, scoring the winner in a tense game against Aston Villa. Rooney will be aiming to equalise the record of former Red Devils winger, Cristiano Ronaldo of 42 in a season, or even better, top it by May.
 
               
 
Report by Nathan and Ross
 
 

 

Man Utd   4 - 0   AC Milan  (agg 7 - 2)

 

 
 
Last night Manchester United conquered Ac Milan at Old Trafford to pass through to the Quarter finals of the Uefa Champions League. They put on a fantastic performance to win 4-0 ( and 7-2 on aggregate) and took full advantage of their 3-2 win at the San Siro in Milan.
 
Rooney put Man U ahead on the 13 minute mark with a header to take his goal tally to 29 goals for the season and it wasn’t to be the last as he scored just after half time to bring his tally to 30 goals. Ji-Sung Park drilled in the third on 57 minutes and Darren Fletcher sealed a fantastic win near the end.
 
However the main talk of the night was of former Manchester United and England captain David Beckham making his return to Old Trafford for the 1st time since leaving in Man U in 2003.
 
Beckham came on as a substitute with about 30 minutes to go , the tie virtually over with Milan losing 3-0. He came on to a standing ovation from the fans of the place where he was once an idol. After the game Beckham praised the performance from Wayne Rooney.  He also said: “It was a disappointing night because we lost the game, but returning here is always special." He added: "It was an unbelievable reception I got, incredible, and I have to say thank you.  If this is my last appearance at Old Trafford, I'll take the memory of the fans away with me - they were incredible."
 
"Of course I now want United to go on and win it. Theydeserve it."
 
 

 

 

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