BECKHAM WATCHES WONDERGOAL
David Beckham was recently in the stands of Upton Park to witness Wayne Rooney scoring a goal that was remarkably similar to the effort he achieved at Wimbledon in 1996. David Beckham then managed to outwit the opposition goalkeeper Neil Sullivan with a lob from the centre of the park.
It has long been developed as one of the best goals in the Premier league history, but Rooney has managed to replicate it with an effort of his own against West Ham United. After the match, Rooney joked that he suffered was obviously better than the one from Beckham.
This was the second consecutive win for United, as they managed to build on the impressive 3-0 win over Olympiakos. The win also helped them get into the quarter-finals of the Champions League where we will face holders Bayern Munich. Robin van Persie was absent from the match after getting injured against Olympiakos. Rooney started as the sole striker in his absence and he more than proved he is worthy of the £ 300,000 being paid by United every week with two goals.
This win has helped United keep in touch with Tottenham, who also managed to win the match against Southampton. The 3-2 win for Tim Sherwood’s men, though, may not be enough, as the gap between them and the top four remains the same.
"Of course! It's up there. I wouldn't say it's my favourite. All those goals, you try them in training, you try them in games and not often do they come off. When they do it's great for me and the team. It's just instinct. I've turned, I've had a quick look and I've seen the goalkeeper off his line. It's one I've tried many times and thankfully today it's gone in," said Rooney after the match.