EPL: Wayne Rooney on target as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace

Wayne Rooney celebrated his new contract with Manchester United by scoring one of two goals against Crystal Palace in the English Premier League clash.

updated: February 23, 2014 17:45 IST
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London: Wayne Rooney scored for the first time in two months with a strike of the quality that justifies his lucrative new Manchester United contract as the floundering English Premier League champions won 2-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday. (Pics: Wayne Rooney - Manchester United's blue-eyed boy)

The striker volleyed in United's second, shortly after Robin Van Persie's second-half penalty, a day after ending the uncertainty over his United future by signing a new deal that could earn him more than $140 million until 2019.

Such a contract would seem to be beyond the reach of Palace, whose fans appeared to throw coins at Rooney, who flicked them back in their direction.

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