Bruno Alves explains gaffe for Man Utd striker Rooney's goal

Porto defender Bruno Alves put his hands up for his howler which led to Wayne Rooney's goal for Manchester United during last night's 2-2 draw.

Porto defender Bruno Alves put his hands up for his howler which led to Wayne Rooney's goal for Manchester United during last night's 2-2 draw.

Alves attracted a January bid from Manchester City and also is being linked with United after joining the stable of Jorge Mendes, the agent of Cristiano Ronaldo.

"The mistake was like a bad dream," confessed Alves. "I was at fault, but we recovered and the team bounced back.

"When I received the ball, I thought that Helton was alone, but Rooney was smart. It happens. The team made a fantastic reaction.

"Now we have a tricky game at home, everything is open. We did not limit ourselves to defend and the team is to be congratulated."

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