Champions League

Denis Law is a legend - Rooney

2015-11-04 10:36
Wayne Rooney (Getty Images)

Manchester -  Wayne Rooney ended Manchester United's 404-minute goal drought on Tuesday, clinching a 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow and sending the team top of its Champions League group.

Since scoring in the Russian capital in last month's 1-1 draw, United had gone through three domestic games without hitting the net — with Rooney particularly wasteful.

The United captain squandered a golden chance in front of goal at Old Trafford before meeting Jesse Lingard's cross with a header in the 79th minute.

"We had to just keep grinding at them, keep digging away and thankfully the chance came at the end and we got the goal," Rooney said.

"A lot of teams we play against now defend deep with all their players. It's tough to break that down. We tried to get the early goal and when that doesn't happen it becomes more difficult."

Rooney is now level with United's second highest scorer Denis Law on 237 goals as he chases Bobby Charlton's record of 249.

"Denis Law is a legend at this club," the 30-year-old Rooney said.

United has a one-point lead at the top of Group B over PSV Eindhoven, who beat Wolfsburg 2-0 in their fourth match of Group B.


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