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Wayne Rooney wins Manchester United goal of the month

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Wayne Rooney’s strike against Liverpool has been voted Manchester United’s goal of December by the club’s supporters, and ensured the captain finished 2014 by completing an awards double.

It was announced earlier this week that Rooney had been named player of the month, breaking the recent David de Gea monopoly of the award, and the top goal accolade caps of what was a successful period for both the Englishman and his club.

Manchester United began December with victory over Stoke at Old Trafford, their fourth triumph in succession, and won again away at Southampton before producing their most satisfying result of the season against Liverpool.

Rooney opened the scoring in that encounter and it was a goal that clearly resonated with Manchester United fans 28 percent having voted for it ahead of Radamel Falcao’s strikes against Newcastle and Aston Villa.

It certainly was a fine goal as Antonio Valencia produced a moment of magic on the right flank before pulling the ball back across the Liverpool area, with Rooney arriving right on cue from midfield to provide the expert finish.

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The game was to finish 3-0 against a Liverpool side struggling for any sort of consistency and fluency, with Juan Mata doubling the advantage before the interval and Robin van Persie completing the job in the second-half.

This was Manchester United’s sixth win in succession but transpired to be the last of this impressive streak, with a draw at Aston Villa in the match that followed bringing an end to their fruitful run.

They were back to winning ways on Boxing Day, with Rooney on the scoresheet twice against Newcastle, while a draw with Tottenham two days later ensured Louis van Gaal’s side closed the year in the Premier League’s coveted top four.

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