Manchester Untied are seemingly destined for the Champions League final after a masterful display in Gelsenkirchen last night, but Wayne Rooney is not about to get carried away.
Along with the imperious Ryan Giggs, Rooney was in devastating form; weaving a web around his Schalke counterparts as United left the Veltins Arena with two precious away goals.
It was artistry of the highest order at times from Giggs and Rooney, and both found the scoresheet as United dominated proceedings from the first whistle to the last.
The score might have looked even more comfortable were it not for the inspired Manuel Neuer in the Schalke goal, with Rooney ending the match disappointed that United could not travel back to Old Trafford with an even greater advantage.
"We're a bit disappointed we didn't take a few more of our chances," said the 25-year-old.
"We played very well tonight and I thought we created some great chances. Overall, I'm delighted with the performance and we've done really well to get two away goals so it's a good win for us."
But, despite the relative ease in which United dispatched of Inter Milan's quarter-final conquerers, Rooney is only looking towards the second leg next Wednesday - and not a Wembley final.
"We have to be professional and finish the job off at home. Schalke are a good team and we won't take them lightly," he added.
"They went to Inter Milan and won 5-2 there so we need to make sure we're professional and fully concentrated and manage to do the job and try to get to that final."
Meanwhile, United legend Giggs echoed the sentiments of his colleague.
The 37-year-old said: "We created enough chances to be four or five up at half time,
"Before the game, we'd have taken 2-0 but we're slightly disappointed it was only two. I thought if we kept creating chances, one would go in and hopefully I would get one on my left foot rather than my right foot!"
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