Great tackle: Wayne Rooney’s wonderful challenge on Ramires, Man United fans love his desire
- August 27, 2013
Wayne Rooney’s tackle on Ramires 15 minutes from time on Monday night offered Manchester United fans another reminder why the player is so important for their team.
As Chelsea were building a dangerous attack, Rooney’s defensive qualities were called into action as Lampard laid a pass back to Ramires with all United’s players encamped in their own half.
Ramires neatly passed the ball back to Lampard, before the Brazilian ghosted in behind Rooney to open up the space for a return, inside pass that would allow the midfielder the opportunity to get down the wing and deliver a goal-threatening cross.
With Ramires two steps ahead of him to begin with, Rooney quickly got wise to the danger as Lampard laid the reverse pass back to his teammate.
Rooney then showed grit and desire to turn on his afterburners and chase Ramires down the line, and the Man United forward capped off his defensive work with a perfectly-timed, clean tackle just outside the box.
For the icing on the cake, Rooney leapt up from his successful tackle and sprayed a left-footed pass into the feet of Robin van Persie to kickstart a fresh United attack.
The fans loved Rooney’s hard work, and they rewarded him by singing out his name.
Watch Wayne Rooney’s wonderful challenge on Ramires below.
- John Terry puts in comedic performance in new ad for Chelsea HD TV [Video]
- Fiorentina threaten to take legal action after Mohamed Salah backs out of loan agreement
- Chelsea youngster Mario Pasalic joins Monaco on loan as part of Falcao deal [Video]
- Done Deal: Chelsea secure season-long loan of Falcao from AS Monaco
- Barcelona have beaten Chelsea to signing of €35m Arda Turan [TalkSport]
- Former Arsenal & Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka becomes a player manager in India ...
- Galatasaray Vs. Bursaspor: A 101 Great Goals special feature on the Turkish Cup final [...
- Join Now: 101 Great Goals launches a brand new WhatsApp broadcast list service
- 101GG compile chronological list of the 20 best goalkeepers in world football [Video]
- Thiago Messi’s appearance at Barca celebrations has produced cute Photoshops
- Cristiano Ronaldo comes to the rescue of Japanese child interviewer attempting Portugue...
- What Pep said to Messi