Beckham Dons The Green & Gold As United Stroll Into Quarter Finals

Posted: March 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

On David Beckham’s emotional return to Old Trafford, it was once again Wayne Rooney who shone brighter than anyone else on another electrifying European night in Manchester.

David Beckham

Top Red wrapped in Green & Gold

But perhaps the biggest cheers of the night went to Beckham as he stooped to pick up the green & gold scarf, the symbol of the anti-Glazer movement that has engulfed the Old Trafford faithful, endearing himself further to the thousands applauding him as he left the pitch.

A resounding 4-0 result on the night saw United breeze past the Rossoneri. Rooney settled any early nerves with yet another flawless header after 13 minutes. Milan had a number of chances but a resilient United defence stood strong, epitomised by Nemanja Vidic shrugging off a crushing collision in the air with Mathieu Flamini, carrying on with his nose boasting several new right angles.

Rooney added his second after a sumptuous pass from the ever-improving Nani a minute into the second half. By now, United were sailing. Another outstanding ball, this time from Paul Scholes, left Park free to slide a third past the hapless Christian Abbiati before Darren Fletcher latched onto the end of a Rafael cross to seal a 7-2 hammering on aggregate.

Wayne Rooney

Rooney notches up yet another header

A wonderful display of football capped with the iconic image of Beckham leaving the pitch with tear-filled eyes whilst draped in the green & gold as thousands applaud him ensures that this was a night that will live long in the memories of United fans everywhere.

  1. Andreas Tziallis says:

    A good night for United, but it has to be said they did play an ageing Milan side. Although the difference was once again Wayne Rooney, two chances two goals, hopefully he carries that form into the world cup! Looking forward to the draw, maybe an all English quarter final is on the cards. Happy for Becks! He deserved that old trafford reception..

  2. tonymogan says:

    Sorry for the late reply. Rooney was always going to give that aging backline a troubling night, his form is ridiculous at the moment. Always felt we could beat them easily, thought a lot of people got caught up in the Ronaldinho hype. He had a good game against in the first leg, but he’s such a lazy player, once he was isolated (as he was at Old Trafford) he wasn’t much of a threat.

    He, Huntelaar and Boriello are unbelievably lazy too.

    See you in the final hopefully!

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