Manchester, Nov 4 (IANS) Manchester United’s long wait for a goal finally ended as Wayne Rooney’s header secured a 1-0 victory against CSKA Moskva in the Champions League football tournament.

Louis van Gaal’s side were 11 minutes away from recording a fourth straight blank in front of goal when Rooney met Jesse Lingard’s volleyed cross with a flying header to secure United a victory which lifts them to the top of Group B on Tuesday.

In the process Rooney joined Denis Law on 237 goals in United colours, meaning only the legendary Bobby Charlton has scored more goals for the club. United had not found the net for 325 minutes prior to kick-off but they made a positive start.

They had Rooney operating in a playmaker role with Anthony Martial leading the line and with Lingard and Juan Mata providing support on the flanks, United were bright and full of purpose in the early stages.

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