Job done. Back in the group stage of the Champion’s League, Rooney’s hat trick, and an all around encouraging performance. Yes Brugge were again depleted and looked more like Barnsley, but you still have to score the goals. Rooney was obviously delighted as he strode off the pitch with the match ball, for once he had players alongside him in the final third and he wasn’t being asked to harry, chase and fetch for every opportunity. Depay, Herrera and Mata provided the ammunition for a dink, a tap in, and a tuck in. Let’s also not forget the brilliant pass from Schweinsteiger for Herrera’s goal.
So now it gets interesting.
Louis can be forgiven his post match tongue in cheek hubris.
There are 5 days left in the window. Swansea will be a much tougher task on Sunday. De Gea is still in the stands, and there’s more than 100 million pounds sitting in the bank.