Wayne Rooney was the start of the show on a day Manchester United was only able to rescue a draw in a very tough match with stoke city.

The visitors took the lead in the fifth minutes through an own goal by Juan mata. The United management diverted a cross by Pieters from the outside left into the back of the net as goalkeeper keeper De Galloway watch helplessly.

The little spaniard missed a golden  opportunity to equalise and make for the own goal , his team mate and most expensive footballer also came close to equalising, but it was Wayne Rooney that stole the show with a sublime free kick that found its way to the back of the net.

The goal made him the club’s highest goal scorer  his 250th tipping Bobby Charlton to second spot, a record that has stood for over four decades.

The match result puts a dentist on Mourinho’s boys title hopes and leaves the still in the 6th position. Stoke city moved to 28 points.