2010 World Cup, English hopes of getting far in the tournament lay with Wayne Rooney. Much was promised ever since he scored a wonderful goal on his debut for Everton against Arsenal. However Rooney was a shadow of his potential. Looking tired, lathargic and showing a lack of effort which made English fans question Rooneys motivation.
Rooneys Man Utd league campaign this season started how his world cup ended, making bad touches, decisions and shooting off the target. Fast forward to November of 2010 Rooney was due to feature in the Manchester Derby but got set off to the USA for 'Rehab' where he spent a few weeks. He came back to the UK and didn't really set the league on fire with his return.
Saturday 12th Feb, the early kick off saw Rooney get his chance in the big Manchester Derby that he missed several months before playing in a 451/433 formation which often saw the striker up top on his own. Playing in this role needs a good first touch and quick decision making which Rooney really didnt show. Luckily City missed an opening chance from Silva which left United a great chance to gain the lead when Nani got put through on goal from a great Giggs first time ball. He calmly finished and the teams went off for Half Time.
The teams resumed and both teams lacked any sort of goal threats until Manchester City brought on Edin Dzeko who clearly made an impact straight away. They then soon scored a deflected shot from Dzeko that hit the back of Silva.
Now look up, watch the video of Wayne Rooneys goal from a deflected Nani cross and let me know what you think in the comments! An absolutely amazing goal which really took the breath away when it went in. A player who had looked out of touch the whole season managed to pull off a goal that took immense quality.