Wayne Rooney has expressed his ‘relief’ after scoring for Manchester United for the first time since his controversial transfer request last month.
An 87th minute penalty was enough to condem Rangers to the Europa League and register another narrow, late win for the Reds.
After blasting home the spot-kick, an emotionally charged Rooney sprinted over to the travelling army of United fans housed behind the goal to celebrate.
“I wanted to celebrate with our fans so I went over to them and a fan jumped on me. It was a nice feeling. It was quite a frustrating night until then and we were thankful to get the win in the end.” said Rooney.
Carrick pleased with win.
United midfielder Michael Carrick has saluted his side’s endeavours after registering another late win.
Once again the Reds dominated a game but failed to make the breakthrough until a late foul by Steven Naismith gifted Wayne Rooney the chance to wrap things up from the spot.
So far this season the Reds have produced stirring late rallies to grab results against Liverpool, Valencia, Stoke City, Wolves and Aston Villa, a statistic Carrick believes is no fluke.
‘It was a job well done,’ said the former West Ham and Tottenham ace, ‘We had a lot of possession and had to be patient. We have done it so many times in the past, we always believe we will get a chance.”
Reds youngster goes on loan.
Reds starlet Cameron Stewart has joined Hull City on loan until January.
The England under 19 international has yet to feature in United’s first team but made the bench for a Champions League clash with Wolfsburg last season.
A prolific scorer at youth and reserve level, Stewart began this campaign on loan at Yeovil but returned to Carrington after a lack of playing time with the Somerset outfit.
United reserve team boss Warren Joyce has backed Stewart to do well at the KC Stadium, “He has got bags of pace, a good touch, he’s quick and can take players on. it’s a fantastic opportunity for him to make an impact.”