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Rooney: Subs won it for us

Wayne Rooney praised Manchester United's substitutes after his hat-trick helped Manchester United come from 2-0 down to beat West Ham 4-2.

United appeared certain to open the door for Arsenal and Chelsea when their defence went into meltdown to gift the Hammers two penalties which Mark Noble despatched with aplomb.

But the leaders were rewarded for going for broke in the second half, Rooney starting the fightback with just 25 minutes remaining and completing his 14-minute treble from the spot
before substitute Javier Hernandez sealed the points.

"(Dimitar) Berbatov was fantastic for us holding up the ball and making things happen," Rooney told Sky Sports 2.

"The substitutions were good substitutions and they won us the game."

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lukie1222075d ago

Chicharito is quite amazing!

zootang2074d ago

Fantastic comeback just like the comebacks of the 98/99 treble winning season.

Rooney did all the work but you said this last week.
"I have never found rooney a real talent"

In Sir Alex I Trust, United We Stand!

lukie1222074d ago

Everbody thinks he's a god now but he's not the first to make a hattrick against a team like west ham!

RedDevils2074d ago

Remember when we're down against Spurs 3 - 0 and win 5-3, and same with a 5-2 match

nieuwland142075d ago

Rooney is just modest, he scored the hattrick not the subs.

RedDevils2074d ago

The sub it's what change the game, although he is the main instrument to make the winning happen