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Wayne Rooney

Glas­gow Ran­gers 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 1, Ibrox Sta­dium, UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge, Nov­ember 24, 2010. Af­ter play­ing out a rather dull goal­less draw ag­ainst Ran­gers at Old Traf­ford the pre­vi­ous month, Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated The Gers 1-0 in the re­turn meet­ing in Glas­gow. The win­ner ar­rived in the 87th min­ute of the en­counter when Way­ne Roo­ney fou­nd the net from the pen­alty spot.

A late pen­alty con­ver­sion from Way­ne Roo­ney took Man­chester Uni­ted in­to the last six­teen of the UEFA Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue. The Barclays Pre­mier Lea­gue out­fit did most of the at­tack­ing ag­ainst Scot­tish Pre­mier Lea­gue Cham­pi­ons Ran­gers at Ibrox and the vis­it­ors from Eng­land came clo­se to tak­ing the lead five min­utes ahead of the in­ter­val when a cross from Fa­bio da Silva fou­nd Roo­ney who­se head­er hit the cross­bar. Af­ter the re­fresh­ments break, Ry­an Gig­gs de­livered a per­fect cross to Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov eight min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf, but his ef­fort went over the bar. Then, wi­th on­ly three min­utes re­maining of the mid­week group fix­ture, Man­chester Uni­ted were right­fully awar­ded a pen­alty by Swiss mat­ch of­fi­cial Massimo Busacca fol­low­ing a high chal­lenge from Scot­land in­ter­na­tion­al Ste­ven Na­i­s­mith on Fa­bio and Roo­ney stepped up to ex­ecute the sub­sequent spot-kick which he con­ver­ted. Glas­gow Ran­gers Te­am: Al­lan Mc­Gregor, Da­vid Weir, Kirk Broad­foot, Ricky Fo­ster, Ste­ven Whit­taker, Lee Mc­Culloch, Ste­ven Dav­is, Ste­ven Na­i­s­mith, Vladi­mir Weiss, Kyle Hut­ton, Ken­ny Miller. Sub­stitutes: John Fleck, Ja­mes Beat­tie, Ross Perry, Gregg Wylde, Rory Loy, Neil Al­ex­an­der. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Ed­win van der Sar, Chris Small­ing, Fa­bio da Silva, John O’Shea, Jon­athan Evans, Ry­an Gig­gs, Mi­chael Car­rick, Paul Scho­les, Di­m­it­ar Ber­batov, Way­ne Roo­ney, Lu­is Nani. Sub­stitutes: Oli­veira An­der­son, Wes­ley Bro­wn, Javi­er Her­nandez, Gab­riel Ober­tan, Pat­rice Ev­ra, Fe­d­erico Ma­cheda, Ben Amos.

 

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Man­chester Uni­ted be­at Ran­gers 1-0 in a Cham­pi­ons Lea­gue Group Sta­ge mat­ch at Ibrox on the 22nd of Oct­ober 2003 cour­tesy of a goal from de­fender Phil Ne­ville in the fifth min­ute of play.

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