22 Dec 2008

Rooney fires United to Club World Cup glory

6:01 am on 22 December 2008

A super 73rd minute strike by Wayne Rooney gave 10-man Manchester United a 1-0 victory over Ecuador's Liga de Quito in last night's FIFA World Club Cup final in Yokohama.

The European champions overcame a moment of madness from Nemanja Vidic, who was sent off four minutes into the second half for elbowing LDU striker Claudio Bieler in the face.

United became the first British winners of the FIFA tournament, and Wayne Rooney who scored twice in the semi-finals was named player of the tournament.