Football: Rooney double gives Moyes 4-2 winning start against Leverkusen
MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Wayne Rooney reached 200 Manchester United goals with a brace to give David Moyes a 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in his first Champions League group game on Tuesday.
Once again sporting a black headband to protect a facial injury he picked up last month, Rooney scored twice and made another goal as Moyes made a memorable European bow at Old Trafford.
Overseeing his first continental game since succeeding Alex Ferguson as manager, Moyes saw Rooney, his former Everton protege, give United a 22nd-minute lead.
Simon Rolfes equalised with a deflected shot in the 54th minute, but Robin van Persie’s fine volley restored United’s advantage five minutes later and further goals from Rooney and Antonio Valencia completed the job.