Manchester United assured their passage into the Champions League knockout section with a cushty 2-1 win over CSKA Moscow at Previous Trafford, and did so with their all-time file goalscorer sat within the stands.
Certainly, Wayne Rooney — as of late of Everton — determined to grace his outdated stomping floor together with his presence as soon as extra, taking a seat in one of many luxurious packing containers for the event.
#MUFC‘s all-time prime scorer Wayne Rooney is within the Previous Trafford administrators’ field tonight
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) December 5, 2017
Rooney was noticed sitting alongside former United teammate Michael Carrick within the higher tiers.
Wayne Rooney has been noticed within the stands at Previous Trafford.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) December 5, 2017
Whereas the victory was finally routine for the house aspect, their evening did not go totally easily because the prematch UEFA pageantry was hit by a fairly sizeable technical snag.
Embarrassing second at Previous Trafford because the Champions League music fails to return on. After some hesitation, the ball boys holding the large Champions League ball flag resolve to flutter it nonetheless.
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) December 5, 2017
With each groups lined up earlier than the match, the general public tackle system at Previous Trafford refused to play ball when it got here to piping the Champions League anthem by means of the audio system — making issues a little bit awkward for everyone concerned.
Nonetheless, it was plain crusing from there, with objectives from Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku making certain a berth within the subsequent spherical for Jose Mourinho’s aspect.
Chris covers the humorous aspect of the sport for ESPN FC within the Toe Poke weblog.