Rooney saves ManU
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney goes flying over Portsmouth's Dejan Stefanovic during their Premiereship football match at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Rooney proves a saviour after United stumbles
Ian Whittell at Old Trafford
Sunday February 27, 2005
As any playground combatant will vouch, if you engage in a name-calling contest, make sure your gang are bigger than your rival's. Wayne Rooney again demonstrated that, as long as Sir Alex Ferguson can depend upon his precocious talents, the veteran manager will always have an important weapon in his increasingly entertaining psychological conflict with Chelsea's José Mourinho.
At the end of a week of spiteful interchange between the two managers, two goals from the England centre-forward rescued a lethargic United from disaster in their attempt to overtake the London club at the top of the Premiership. The winner, nine minutes from time, was vintage Rooney, the strong teenager collecting Ruud van Nistelrooy's pass and shrugging off Dejan Stefanovic before converting from six yards.
Ferguson had pledged to 'freshen things up in a couple of places' as United sought to recover from the disappointment of the midweek home defeat against Milan. Certainly, making five changes in selection definitely constituted a thorough freshening up. Still, it was one of the survivors from the manager's cull, Rooney, who swept United into an early lead
Gee, I guess Tim Howard isn't so dodgy any more. I mean, how long do you stick with Carroll after fuckups galore?
So how much is a real starting goalie going to cost ManU?
Oh yeah, anyone still bitching about Rooney and Ronaldo now?
If it wasn't for the two of them, ManU would be sucking air with Liverpool right now, beacause they don't beat Chelsea or anyone else without them.
My favorite sign from Monday's pre-AC Milan match protest
Americans don't really get the passion most people have for soccer. Except in rare cases, do you really care who owns an American sports team if they win?
Oh yeah, the AC Milan team doctor was busted for whipping out his dick in public. So it wasn't all bad, but it's shame that it took that loss to get Carroll out of goal.
posted by Steve @ 2:40:00 AM