25th November, 2010
UEFA Champions League: Fergie Praises Rooney
Published By: PM NEWS Live
Sir Alex Ferguson paid a special tribute to Wayne Rooney for his â€œcourageâ€ in taking the penalty that helped Manchester United to a 1-0 win over Rangers yesterday.
The result secured Unitedâ€™s berth in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League with one game remaining.
â€œIt took a lot of courage to take the penalty kick,â€ the United boss said. â€œIt was not an easy night, he missed a couple of chances but thatâ€™s what you expect with the rustiness in his game. We are pleased for him.â€
The only goal of the game came in the final five minutes when a high challenge by Rangers midfielder Steve Naismith on Fabio da Silva was perceived as illegal by Swiss referee Massimo Busacca, who pointed to the spot.