BRUGES, Belgium -- Three thoughts on Manchester United's 4-0 win vs. Club Brugge on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League playoff second leg. United advance to the group stage 7-1 on aggregate.
1. Rooney finds his scoring touch
Wayne Rooney scored in a Manchester United shirt for the first time since April and went on to complete a 37-minute hat trick -- his first treble in European competition since his Untied debut against Fenerbahce in 2004.
Rooney was 19 goals off Sir Bobby Charlton's club...
Wayne Rooney said that he had the strength of character to ensure his 10-game Manchester United goal drought did not dent his confidence after he ended it in style with a hat trick against Club Brugge on Wednesday.
Roney, 29, ended an 878-minute wait for a United goal before scoring three times in a 4-0 win against the Belgian side, securing a 7-1 aggregate triumph and a place in the Champions League group stages.
The forward had failed to find the net in his previous 10 United appearances, but was...