Wayne Rooney tries to break through against AC Milan.

Match Rewind: Watch Rooney upset the Rossoneri

Thursday 30 April 2020 15:45

We all love watching Wayne Rooney in his pomp and your choice for our Match Rewind tonight (Thursday, 19:00 BST) was one of the striker's very best nights in a Manchester United shirt.

The voters on our Official App selected the dramatic 3-2 victory over AC Milan in 2007, from our shortlist of classic Champions League ties in April, so the action from a frenzied occasion at Old Trafford will be shown in full. Not only is it available to watch on the Official App, but also on the ManUtd.com homepage.

And, if you miss it then, the full game will be available on demand from 21:00 BST via the same two sources.

Exactly half of the votes cast were for the victory over the Rossoneri, who included an on-song Kaka in their ranks and made life very difficult for the Reds.

The 2008 semi-final second-leg triumph over Barcelona ran it close with 38 per cent in the poll, with these two a long way clear of the other contenders.

The 2-0 win over Roma, also in 2007/08, gained eight per cent and the 1-0 triumph against Porto in 2008/09 only four per cent.


Two of the season-long favourites to win the Champions League met in Manchester for a belter of a last-four encounter. Roared on by the Old Trafford faithful, Gabriel Heinze struck early on but Kaka, in particular, was about to change the course of the two-legged tie.

The classy Brazilian netted two away goals to hand Milan a firm advantage, which forced United, and Rooney, to step up to the plate. The England international levelled from a Paul Scholes pass and then deceived Dida in the closing stages to spark wild celebrations and take a lead to Italy.

As things turned out, Milan went through comfortably, 5-3 on aggregate, after the Reds had used up a lot of energy in coming from behind at Everton during the preceding weekend to virtually seal the Premier League title.

A tired United were beaten in the second leg in Milan.
To view the full 90 minutes of the barnstorming tie with AC Milan, simply open the Official App or visit the homepage of ManUtd.com at 19:00 BST. Or, if you can't make that time, head to the same places at any point after 21:00 BST to watch at your own convenience.
Also keep your eyes peeled for our next Match Rewind poll, which will begin on Friday.

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