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Manchester United fans dominate Twitter after Wayne Rooney seals Champions League win

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney finally ended his goalscoring drought with a key goal against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League tonight.

Going into the clash at Old Trafford, the England international had just one strike in his previous seven games. Manchester United had been struggling for goals in general, too, having failed to find the back of the net in any of their previous three matches.

The showdown against Moscow looked to be heading in the same direction before Rooney intervened and secured a 1-0 win. Earlier on, the Old Trafford faithful had booed manager Louis van Gaal's decision to take off the lively Anthony Martial over either Rooney or youngster Jesse Lingard, while they'd also chanted 'attack! attack!' in order to urge their side forward.

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With little more than ten minutes to go it was the much-criticised Rooney who broke the deadlock with a header from Lingard's superb volley-cross.

The former Everton ace is the first Englishman to reach 30 Champions League goals, and ended the club's 403 minute streak without a goal.

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As expected, Manchester United fans took to Twitter to express their delight at not only a crucial goal after so long without one, but Rooney's return to form too.

Check out a selection of the best tweets below:

It could have been very different had Seydou Doumbia taken two chances moments earlier to break the deadlock, however a combination of David de Gea and Chris Smalling kept it at 0-0 in dramatic fashion.

The victory means that Manchester United are back in the driving seat as they close in on qualification for the next round of the Champions League.

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