As with the Everton game we will mark this one down as points over performance.
The performance was stale but Tony Valencia’s tap in and a deflected effort from Rooney saw United go level on points with Benfica at the top of the table.
Rooney put in a decent shift in his cameo as a central midfielder, he stalked the pitch trying to influence the game and his passing was quite impressive as we knew it would be but still we didn’t quite click.
It wasn’t as if Otelul played well, apart from spells of pressure they put up the fight a smaller team visiting Old Trafford is expected to but our problems were mainly of our own doing. Ball retention was poor as we misplaced passes giving away possession and at time we were wasteful in front of goal.
It puts us in a good position to qualify for the next stage with favourable football betting odds and right now that’s the objective.