Wayne Rooney scores brilliant chip vs Feyenoord

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Wayne Rooney made history by scoring the opening goal in Manchester United's Europa League clash with Feyenoord on Thursday night.

A dominant first-half display at Old Trafford was crowned with a brilliant chipped finish from the United captain to take him to 248 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils and is now just one behind Sir Bobby Charlton's club record.

It was still a landmark strike for Rooney, though, as he came Man United's leading goalscorer in European competitions (39) - overtaking Ruud van Nistelrooy.

And what a way to do it!

Rooney had looked bright throughout the opening exchanges and threatened early on after some beautiful link-up play with Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Further chances for forgotten man Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick came and went but it was the captain who dealt the killer blow in the 35th minute.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who had been poor for most of the half, once again proved why you shouldn't write the Swede off by driving at the Feyenoord defence and delivering a wonderful through ball into the box for Rooney.

United's No.10 still had some work to do but used all of his experience to delicately chip the ball over ex-Liverpool keeper Brad Jones - see below.

Jose Mourinho's men knew coming into the game that they require four points from their final two games to avoid the embarrassment of failing to qualify from what looked like a relatively straight-forward group.

And if they hold onto victory, their trip to Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine in a few weeks' time will prove much easier.

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Wayne Rooney
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Europa League
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