Wayne Rooney was on target again last night after a rather anonymous match against Everton some days ago, and this time it was West Ham who had to pay the price of Rooney’s ‘revenge’. Rooney headed 2 goals to move his goal tally to 27 for the season, and bring United one point behind Chelsea, who will play in the weekend.
Rooney found the way to the net after 38 minutes with a diving header following a good pass from Berbatov to Valencia, whose volleyed cross was met by Rooney to make amends for his piteous performance against Everton.
United were somewhat lucky not to concede when Foster pushed a deflected ball onto the goal-line instead of in the net. Berbatov and Valencia were yet again in the thick of the build-up for the second goal on 55th minute, with Rooney yet again heading past Green, who must be seeing his post as England’s No.1 keeper fading quickly. The game was not over yet though, as Owen scored a third on the 80th minute after he was put through by Scholes. 3-0 the final score, United’s next stop will be at Wembley on the 28th for the Carling Cup final against Aston Villa, and am sure many fans are asking themselves whether Rooney, along with his teammates would be able to help United to retain this trophy, as Aston Villa have not lost to United in both Premier League games featuring these 2 teams, and have real menace in Agbonlahor and Young’s pace which could easily outdo United’s frail defense.
Another exciting match today is in the Champions League, where Inter Milan will face Chelsea for the first knock out leg, Mourinho versus his former club, a passionate duel awaiting football fans there, as rumours are flying around that if Mourinho fails to win the Champions League trophy, he may be sacked by the Milan board, with Laurent Blanc being touted as his replacement, while the Blues of Chelsea are also in the quest for this missing trophy in their trophy cabinet so far.