HARD FOUGHT VICTORY

Manchester United secured their 2nd consecutive victory as they defeated West Bromwich when playing at the Hawthorns on Saturday which is a crucial triumph for David Moyes as they will have to play against Liverpool, Olympiakos and Manchester City in March.

Wayne Rooney expressed his appreciation for the Manchester United fans as the Englishman labeled them to be ‘brilliant’’.

"Great result Saturday. Fans were brilliant as always and I'm sure it'll be the same on Sunday against Liverpool, always a big atmosphere," Rooney wrote on Twitter following the conclusion of the match.

ROONEY EXTENSION?

David Moyes is weighing his option and analyzing on who should be the next captain of Manchester United after Nemanja Vidic makes his way out of the club at the end of the current season as the Serbian defender has already confirmed.

Wayne Rooney is being lined up as a candidate on receiving the armband for the next season but the Scottish coach told the former Everton player what it means and what it represents if he is given the role as captain.

ROONEY RULED OUT

David Moyes has confirmed that strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will once again be unavailable for selection, but this time for the key match against Chelsea.

Manchester United are in a position where they must win all of their remaining matches in order to even hope about winning the title. They face a huge task between them and creating this run since Chelsea will be the opponents to United on Sunday. They make the trip to Stamford Bridge knowing that a victory against one of the inform teams in the Premier league will not be easy.

MESSI SIDELINED

The star of Barcelona and 4 times FIFA player of the year will be left in the sidelines for the rest of the year as he picked up an injury in his left hamstring and probably leave him out of the running for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in January.

These past few months have been a time to forget for the Argentine superstar who has been plagued with injuries and problems leaving him not able to play his usual role for Barcelona.

200 GOALS

Manchester United recently had a new entrant into the top goal scorers list after striker Wayne Rooney managed to score his 200th goal for the club in the 4-2 win over Bayern Leverkusen.

The German club were the visitors to Old Trafford in the first match of the Champions league group stages. United were coming into the match on the back of a poor run of form, which has seen them win only one match in the last four. Hence, there was pressure on manager David Moyes to get three points from his first Champions League group match incharge.

RONALDO WAS DEDICATED

Former Manchester United fitness coach has said that he always knew that England star Wayne Rooney will never be as good as Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo due to the differences in dedication they had towards spending time in the gym.

STRUGGLING FOR GOALS

Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has a reputation for scoring a lot of goals despite being a midfielder. However, the Australian has struggled to replicate his form at the MLS club New York Red Bulls since joining the club in the £ 1 million transfer more than a year ago. He has managed to score just one goal in 15 appearances for the team, which has led to media criticism that the player should not have been part of the designated player rule.

STRUGGLING FROM THE SPOT

Despite being one of the prolific goal scorers in front of goal, the Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has not been able to convert penalties in the most convincing fashion in recent months.

Recently, he missed his 10th penalty of the Manchester United career, which led to criticism from the fans and media. However, the winger Ryan Giggs has come to the defence of the player by saying that he is confident that Rooney will start scoring penalties once again and will not be afraid to take the penalty if a chance is presented.

ROONEY RULED OUT

The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set to miss two more weeks of football after the manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that his return has been delayed. The 27-year-old has not played for United since the 1-1 draw with Swansea a few weeks ago. He had one of his poor performances for the club in this match.

WEST HAM WANT GOOD RUN

Sam Allardyce will be taking his West Ham United team to White Hart Lane looking to continue the good run of form that his team has been experiencing since the return to the Premier league this season. West Ham United were promoted to the Premier league through the play-offs.