MX23RW : Thursday, August 16 05:54:32
Aug 26, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at ​Jan Breydelstadion
BruggeClub Brugge
0-4
Man UtdManchester United

Claudemir (45'), Vormer (77')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Rooney (20', 49', 57'), Herrera (63')
Herrera (13')

Half-Time Report: Wayne Rooney ends goal drought to give Manchester United lead

Wayne Rooney ends his goal drought to hand Manchester United a 1-0 half-time lead over Club Brugge in the second leg of their Champions League qualifier in Belgium.

Wayne Rooney has ended his troublesome goal drought to give Manchester United a 1-0 half-time lead over hosts Club Brugge in the second leg of their Champions League playoff decider this evening.

After a tense opening gambit the Belgian side were almost presented with an opportunity when Tom De Sutter found space inside the box, but his shot was blocked on its way to goal by Luke Shaw.

Manchester's Wayne Rooney scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League play-off round second leg football match between Club Brugge and Manchester United at Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges, Belgium on August 26, 2015© Getty Images

The home side continued to press high and they got in behind United once more when Matteo Darmian allowed Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo to run free, leaving Chris Smalling and Daley Blind to come to the rescue in defence.

United took the lead with their first real chance of the game as Memphis Depay slipped an impressive through-ball into the path of Rooney, who finished adroitly to lob Sinan Bolat.

Louis van Gaal's charges gradually grew into the attacking side of the game, as Rooney produced an almost-telling ball into Depay, who was eventually thwarted by an onrushing Bolat.

The visitors should have wrapped up proceedings just before the break when Depay broke free, but he curled his one-on-one effort straight at the keeper despite having Rooney free in space to his right.

United were almost made to pay for the miss before the close of the first 45 minutes, but Sergio Romero produced some smart goalkeeping to keep out De Sutter.

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