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Rooney has been set a 30-goal target by Manchester United manager David Moyes, writes Jamie Jackson of the Guardian, but of more importance is the news from Mail’s Andrew Magee which proves investigative journalism is alive and well after he tracked down the company that provided the headband the United forward sported on Saturday.
Rooney bagged his first goal of the season with a sweetly-struck free-kick in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, and Moyes wants more of the same from his striker.
Asked if 30 goals was an attainable target for Rooney, Moyes said: “I will try to do that. I think Wayne's aim will be to do that as well. Hopefully we can make that happen.”
As well as Rooney played against the Eagles, there was as much talk about the headband he wore to protect the cut that kept him out of England duty the previous week.
And the Mail’s Magee has done his research on the company that provided cover for Rooney’s head.
Outlining the chain of events, Magee writes:
Wayne Rooney's head injury might have stopped him playing for England, but one quick-thinking company helped get the striker back on the pitch at Old Trafford sooner than expected. Storelli is a New York-based firm that specialises in protective gear for athletes, particularly footballers.
On hearing of Rooney’s injury, they emailed Manchester United’s medical team to offer their services and United, suitably intrigued, requested some samples. They arrived last Thursday night and, after training with it for only a day, Rooney was happy enough to start the game.