Man Utd boss Moyes tells Rooney: Stay and make history here

Manchester United boss David Moyes was delighted with Wayne Rooney's performance in their 4-2 Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Moyes' long-awaited Champions League debut ended in a comfortable victory but Rooney claimed the plaudits with his 200th goal for the Red Devils.

"Wayne was great today," said Moyes, who also saw Robin van Persie and Antonio Valencia score his side's other goals with Simon Rolfes and Omer Toprak replying for the visitors.

"I'm not a Manchester United historian but I think there are only four people to do it.

"I said he has a real chance to be one of the all-time leading goalscorers at this club and if he keeps playing like he did tonight he will get there. He was very, very good.

"It was something which we made him aware of (during those fractious few weeks in the summer when he seemed destined for the exit).

"More importantly I wanted to get him back in a really good condition and mentally ready correct when he was ready to play.

"You'll talk about his goals but his pass for Antonio's goal as well and he could've made it 2-0 after rounding the goalkeeper and they come up the pitch and make it 1-1. I thought he played really well.

"I think he looks like he is moving as well as he has done. He is in a good place himself at the moment and obviously any centre-forward who is scoring goals feels good about himself."

 
For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball

Have your say

Related Images