Wayne Rooney: Manchester United's blue-eyed boy
Wayne Rooney scored for the first time in two months as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0. <br><br>All images courtesy AFP.
Wayne Rooney scored for the first time in two months as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0.
All images courtesy AFP.
The striker volleyed in United's second, shortly after Robin Van Persie's second-half penalty, a day after ending the uncertainty over his United future by signing a new deal that could earn him more than $140 million until 2019.
Such a contract would seem to be beyond the reach of Palace, whose fans appeared to throw coins at Rooney, who flicked them back in their direction.
"It's been more or less agreed for a month now and it was just the fine details that needed sorting," said Rooney, who pushed unsuccessfully to leave United last year.
Manager David Moyes said after the match that Rooney is "impossible to replace."
Rooney himself showed that he may truly be hard to be replaced.