United’s performance and could have had a second when he shot wide in the second half. The striker, who turns 28 the day after the meeting with Real Sociedad, earned a glowing tribute from the manager, not just for his latest performance but for his efforts since pre-season.
“He (Rooney) was absolutely terrific tonight, he was great,” Moyes added. “Overall, we played really well, and I thought we had some really good performances throughout the team.
“We just want a top player like Wayne to play well, and he is. I have said from day one that he was great, his training was great and he looks in really good shape. We trained him hard to get him as good as possible, and I think that not only Manchester United but England are seeing that as well."
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