In football, when a team finds itself in a difficult situation there are only two types of players that could potentially play the hero. Either the goalkeeper or the striker, and in today’s match it was, indeed, gloveless player.
Manchester United had 15 shots at goal, but only a third of these were on target. With a goalless first half, the fans were crying out for active strikers that would diminish the goalless run of matches.
Before the fear of a draw became too pronounced, Rooney netted the win for the Reds with a header in the 79th minute! If there had previously been a goal drought, perhaps that has been put to an end. Hopefully, for once and for all.
The win for United means that they are now topping Group B! The same can’t be said for CSKA, who are at the bottom. Whether it was his brain or his skull Rooney used today, success had been brought to the team. With any luck, the Reds will have their heads screwed on tightly for the games that are to come.