Watch: Rooney rolls back the years with last minute miracle

United's record scorer Wayne Rooney earned a reputation for selfless work in his early years, and he showed that youthful endeavour again last night...


Wayne Rooney is making the MLS look easy-DC since he made his move from Merseyside to Stateside in June, and if he keeps pulling off game-winning performancee like he did last night they could be building a Washington monument to the Evertonian.

Rooney was about as mobile as a statue during his latter years in the Premier League, but the only thing rock solid about his injury-time heroics last night was the thumping challenge he made that saved a goal.

With the game level at 2-2, Rooney’s DC United were desperately looking for a winner as to stay in contention for the MLS playoffs (it’s America innit). Their goalkeeper charged forward for a 95th minute corner, but it was cleared and Orlando’s Will Johnson had an open goal to aim for, until an unwaning Wayne walloped him aside to win the ball and then produced a moment of magic…

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Not only does he save a goal at one end, he then produces a pin-point perfect pass to the forehead of hat-trick hero Luciano Acosta to win the game. It reminded us of Rooney in his prime.

Roo-S-A! Roo-S-A! I hear you chant.

Ok, not really, but it was pretty great.

The ex-England captain linked up with his new side midway through the season and despite starting his stint with a cool finish past his another former United man, Tim Howard, and bashing heads with some of the leagues defenders, his team remain bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference.

They won’t be lingering there too long if Rooney can continue this youthful resurgence.

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