Champions League
28.09.04, Old Trafford
Attendance: 67,128

(Giggs 7, Rooney 17 28 54, van Nistelrooy 78, Bellion 81)

(Marcio Nobre 47, Tuncay 60)

United: Carroll; G.Neville, Heinze (P.Neville 81), Ferdinand, Silvestre; Bellion, Djemba-Djemba, Kleberson, Giggs (Fletcher 62); van Nistelrooy (Miller 81), Rooney. Subs not used: Ricardo, Ronaldo, Smith, O'Shea.

27/09/2011 10:32, Report by A Marshall & L Kane

Video: Rooney's treble

Wayne Rooney crowned his eagerly-awaited United debut with three goals on this day (27 September) in 2004.

There was great anticipation around Old Trafford when the Reds' deadline-day signing from Everton was fit enough to start against Fenerbahce after being injured at the European Championship with England.

Taking to the Champions League like a duck to water, the teenager added to Ryan Giggs' early header with two crisp strikes before curling a free-kick past Rustu Recber in front of the Stretford End to complete his hat-trick.

Ruud van Nistelrooy, inevitably, and David Bellion also got in on the act on a memorable night in Manchester.

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