Michael Owen reacts to Man United’s 4-0 win over Feyenoord
Michael Owen makes claim about Wayne Rooney after Manchester United's 4-0 win against Feyenoord
Michael Owen claimed that Wayne Rooney has his mojo back after the Manchester United captain scored and made an assist in their 4-0 win against Feyenoord on Thursday night.
The England skipper moved to within one goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s record tally of 248 after the striker made the breakthrough in the 35th minute at Old Trafford.
Juan Mata netted in successive games after his strike against Arsenal at the weekend to extend the home side’s lead in the 69th minute following good play involving Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Rooney.
The Swedish centre-forward forced Brad Jones to put the ball into his own net minutes later to seal a comfortable home win for Jose Mourinho’s side.
But Jesse Lingard had the final say on a memorable European night for Rooney after he scored their fourth in added time to secure the biggest win of Mourinho’s short reign so far.
And former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen was full of praise for Rooney after their comfortable Europa League win.
“He certainly had a big influence on the game. He was involved in the build up for the first goal. I loved his first touch,” Owen told BT Sport.
“I watched him a couple of weeks ago in the very same place in front of the very same goal and he took an awful touch. It just wasn’t Wayne Rooney-like. The finish speaks for itself. The goal and the assist were signs that Wayne Rooney got his mojo back.”
Manchester United will host West Ham United in their next Premier League game at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils drew 1-1 with title rivals Arsenal in the top flight last weekend.
Mourinho’s side are in sixth place in the Premier League table and nine points behind Chelsea.