Old Trafford star Wayne Rooney will be hoping to repeat some of his greatest moments against the Blues – but what are they?
With a decade of experience in the top flight, Rooney certainly has the big game experience to make an impact when it matters – as he’s proved against the Blues on a number of occasions.
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Here’s five of the best against one of Manchester United’s great title rivals – enjoy the videos and remember the moments…
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 01/03/2011
Despite United eventually losing this game, Rooney opened the scoring with a beauty from just out side the area.
The visitors were in control in the first half and the England striker gave them a deserved lead when he picked up the ball following a slick passing move, shifted inside on his right foot and slammed a low shot in at the near post.
Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg, Stamford Bridge, 06/04/2011
A month later Rooney opened the scoring again, this time to give United the advantage in their Champions League quarter-final tie.
It was another slick move by the Old Trafford side and ended with Ryan Giggs pulling back from the byline for Rooney to guide skilfully into the far corner. Ferguson’s side would go on to win the second leg too and book their place in the semi-final.
Premier League, Old Trafford, 18/09/2011
Chelsea’s misery from the start of last season under Andre Villas-Boas was compounded when they travelled to Old Trafford and encountered a rampant United side. A first half of devastating football by the defending Premier League champions was finished off by Rooney making it 3-0.
Fernando Torres was in the middle of a terrible period and the lasting memory from this game was when he was presented with an open goal just a few yards out and completely missed the target.
Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 05/02/2012
Things were looking grim for Ferguson’s side when they were 2-0 down at half time and it only got worse just after the break when David Luiz made it three. But United were not going to accept defeat and Rooney kept his nerve in an incredibly high-pressure situation to bury two penalties and bring the deficit to one.
Rooney’s shot brought an impressive save form Cech late in the game, but it opened up the space for Giggs to cross and Javier Hernandez to complete an incredible comeback.
Champions League, Luzhniki Stadium, 21/05/2008
There really can be no other moment that beats Manchester United’s triumph over Chelsea in the Champions League final in Moscow. It was an eventful game and Didier Drogba became only the second person to be sent off in a European Cup final.
Rooney may have been substituted during extra-time, but he contributed hugely to a high-quality match. John Terry’s famous penalty miss set it up for Edwin van der Sar to become the hero and win the trophy for Ferguson’s side by saving Nicolas Anelka’s sudden death spot kick.
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