It was an all-out performance by Wayne Rooney for Manchester United against Chelsea, the club he is rumoured to join. The game ended 0-0 but there is so much to talk about before and after the match.

Rooney was named in the first eleven despite suggestions that he is not in ideal relationship with United's new manager David Moyes. The match titled as the Chosen One against the Special One (Moyes vs Mourinho) can only be remembered for a number of penalty appeals. But none of them were given by the referee and both team failed to score in normal play.

Great defending from both teams had avoided real clear-cut chances. United midfielders were not creative enough to create real opportunities, while Chelsea started without a real recognised striker. With the result, Chelsea moved to the top of the table with 1 point more than Liverpool and Tottenham.


It's a winning Premier League start for David Moyes as Manchester United cruising to a comfortable opening day victory at Swansea City. Football pundits, writers and other club fans may question about new man at the helm but they may have forgotten that this is Manchester United.

Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck scored twice to ensure Moyes' reign started with a win. Braces from van Persie and Welbeck sent The Red Devils go top of the Premier League with an impressive 4-1 win at Swansea City. One of van Persie's goals is already good enough to be a contender for goal of year.

Van Persie's contribution was sublime, hooking in the opener before smashing home a 20-yard effort 17 minutes from time, before Wilfried Bony netted a consolation.

Unsettled Wayne Rooney made a 30-minute appearance as a substitute and was greeted warmly by United's travelling support despite his unrest at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney claimed the  assist for the Dutchman's second.

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Robin van Persie salvaged Manchester United's pre-season difficulties by delivering the goals that brought David Moyes his first silverware as manager. The Dutchman struck early in each half to allow The Red Devils to repel the threat of an adventurous Wigan and claim the Community Shield for the 20th time. Most importantly, it is the first trophy for Moyes, who is having such a huge responsibility after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson in May. 

The man who scored 30 goals in his first season at Old trafford took only six minutes to get started with a superbly directing header that put United on the way to winning this trophy for a 20th time. His second arrived just before the hour, Van Persie instinctively cut inside and although it took a deflection off Perch to beat Carson, as the shot was on target, it meant last season's Golden Boot winner claimed a double, and Moyes claimed the trophy.

After all the unsettled Wayne Rooney's saga, the unforgiving transfer market and the unsure about the new management, there are some reassurances for all the Manchester United fans, that Robin van Persie is back at what he's good at – scoring goals and winning football matches.

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