With Marouane Fellaini and Manchester United pummeling the Tottenham back line at Old Trafford over the first 45 minutes, Wayne Rooney capitalized on the opportunity to dig the Spurs grave deeper.
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The United striker took a horrific giveaway by Nalib Bentaleb handed Rooney the ball, but surrounded by all four Spurs defenders, he was by no means handed a goal. He took it upon himself to take the 1-on-4 situation head on, and he sliced up the defensive shape with a weaving run. The cool finish put Manchester United 3-0 up, and an all-time celebration followed.
As video this morning of Rooney knocked out in a friendly sparring match with former teammate Phil Bardsley ignited social media, Rooney capitalized on the opportunity to poke fun at himself and diffuse the situation in epic fashion. His goal celebration featured a pretend boxing match followed by him falling down as if knocked out. Well done Mr. Rooney, you win today.