Red hot Wayne can keep United title bid on track

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Wayne Rooney has had a funny old season. Coming off the back of a poor world cup campaign for England the Manchester United forward started the season in a similar vein of form. Throw in a transfer request, fans fury, withdrawal of request and signing a new contract to commit himself to United its been an action packed 7 months for the striker.

Rooney's return to form could not have come at a better time for Manchester United as Arsenal are beginning to close the gap at the top of the table. United will look for Rooney to stay amongst the goals after he has scored five in as many premier league games for the Red's.

With Manchester United traveling to Anfield at the weekend Sir Alex will once again turn to Rooney for inspiration and look for the Liverpudlian to inflict some Mersey misery on their old rivals.


Rooney's High Five

Manchester United Vs Aston Villa: February 1st, 2011.

1.) Rooney opened the scoring within 49 seconds to give United the perfect start to the match. Edwin van der Sar launched a quick free kick into Villa territory which the striker superbly controlled with one touch before firing a powerful drive past Friedel.


Manchester United Vs Aston Villa: February 1st, 2011.

2.) Rooney's second of the game came following wonderful play from Nani. The Portuguese attacker delivered a delicious ball and Rooney tapped home from close range to double United's lead before the break.

Manchester United Vs Man City: February 12th, 2011.

3.) The perfect goal to decide a Manchester derby, pure inspiration from Rooney. An overhead kick is a majestic goal at anytime but when its scored against your local rivals its all the more sweeter.

Wigan Athletic Vs Manchester United: February 26th, 2011

4.) Wigan will argue that Rooney was lucky to be on the pitch after his off the ball incident with James McCarthy, to rub salt in Wigan wounds he popped up with a simple tap in for United's third in a four nil victory.

Chelsea Vs Manchester United: March 1st, 2011.

5.) Rooney opened the scoring with a ferocious 25 yard drive which Cech was powerless to prevent from beating him at his near post. This was Rooney's first goal from outside the box in the Premier League since February 2008 against Newcastle. 

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