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Rooney double secures United win

Rooney double secures United win (©GettyImages)
Rooney double secures United win (©GettyImages).

Wayne Rooney gave himself an early 27th birthday present as his double in Manchester United's win against Stoke took him to 200 club goals.

It was a strange day for Rooney though, who also became the first United player to score at both ends in a league game since David Beckham in 2001.

In fact, it was an odd afternoon all told given the own goal meant United once again had to come from behind, recovering courtesy of Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck, only to require Rooney's second to ease nerves created by a Michael Kightly goal for the visitors.

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Robin Van Persie
Stoke City
Football
David Beckham
Premier League
Danny Welbeck
Manchester United
Wayne Rooney
Michael Kightly

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