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Thursday 26 April 2018

Rooney won't let 'proud' moment go to his head

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring a goal with teammates
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring a goal with teammates

Wayne Rooney was delighted with his double as he joined Manchester United's exclusive 200 club.

The 27-year-old striker, again wearing a protective headband, added to his goal in Saturday's Premier League win over Crystal Palace by scoring in each half against Bayer Leverkusen.

Rooney said: "I'm really proud, to first of all to be playing and to score and it's a good result. The first game in the Champions League is always important and thankfully we got the victory.

"It's a big learning curve for the manager and it's (his) first game in the Champions League proper."

Asked about speculation over the summer that he could be on his way out of Old Trafford, Rooney replied: "I've concentrated on working hard to get my head down to get myself fit and ready for the season.

"I'm delighted with the way I've come back and delighted I'm back playing and scoring goals.

"The fans have been brilliant, they have been fantastic with me. It's great the reception I get here and hopefully I can repay them with performances and goals like tonight."

Regarding his headband, Rooney laughed: "It's not something I want to wear but I don't think I'd be able to play if I didn't wear it – it's helping me get on the pitch so that's the most important thing."

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