Although his contribution this season has often been overlooked amid the plaudits for team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says he is pleased with his efforts during the campaign.
Rooney’s performance in the 3-2 win over Milan even overshadowed the much-discussed confrontation between Ronaldo and Brazilian Kaka, the players deemed to be the best in the world at the moment.
“I think Kaka showed how good he is with his two goals and Ronaldo has proved himself all season by playing well week in, week out,” Rooney told uefa.com.
“It’s the end of the season and I’m feeling good, feeling fit, and hopefully I can keep playing and scoring goals.
“The last goal was so important, to get it at the end, and I’m just delighted we got the win,” he said.
“In the first half they had a couple of chances and took them so it hurt us a bit. In the second we pegged them right back and knew that if we had chances we had to take them. We kept pressurising them to make chances and fortunately we got the two goals at the end so we’re delighted.”
Rooney paid tribute to United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, stating: “He told us at half-time to keep playing, keep going forward and that’s what we did. We kept going and didn’t let our heads go down and got the win in the end.”
With United on course to emulate their historic treble of 1999, Rooney remains hopeful United can triumph at home and in Europe.
“I’d like to win all of them to be honest,” he said.
“Personally I’d most like to win the league, being from England and watching the Premiership all my life, so hopefully we can win that and do well in the Champions League as well. It would be a dream come true, a Champions League final. It’s what all players want to do.”