Peter Schmeichel runs rule over Man United’s best game of season

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel discusses the Red Devils's performance in 1-0 win against CSKA Moscow

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Peter Schmeichel has described Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow as their best performance of the season.

United goalkeeper David De Gea and England centre-half Chris Smalling made important blocks to deny CSKA striker Seydou Doumbia in the second half at Old Trafford.

Rooney played really, really well. It looks like that is his position

Peter Schmeichel

And Wayne Rooney scored a 79th-minute header to seal three points for the Red Devils as he netted his first goal in the Champions League since a hat-trick at Club Brugge in the play-off stage.

Schmeichel, who won the Champions League with United in 1999, believes there were plenty of positives to take after Tuesday night’s close-fought win over CSKA.

“It is the best I have seen United play this season,” Schmeichel told Sky Sports. “It looks like Van Gaal may have listened to us – a little change of personnel, with Rooney playing off Martial, who was playing through the middle.

“And actually Rooney played really, really well. It looks like that is his position. Late on, he got into the number nine position and he scored from that, but he drops deep, can pass the ball.

“He has a little bit of the same ability as Paul Scholes in that he can drop deep and put those long balls into the corners for the quick players to run for. And I thought he played really, really well today.”

United ended a run of three games without a win in the Champions League and the Premier League thanks to Rooney’s headed winner against CSKA.

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The Red Devils hoisted themselves to the top of Group B after their three points on Tuesday night with two games remaining in the group stage.

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