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Wayne Rooney has 15 goals and 10 assists in 25 starts in the league this season, which is a fairly remarkable return. It does make you wonder whether United's position in the table would be better if he hadn't missed so many games due to injury.
After United had gone a goal down, he drew them level five minutes later thanks to an inch perfect cross in to the box from Shinji Kagawa.
Just before half-time, Rooney put United ahead from the penalty spot, which is a duty he surrendered to Robin van Persie last season.
Rooney's ability to score and assist goals so regularly sets him apart from most of United's other players this season. In Van Persie's absence, he will be relied upon all the more heavily for more of the same.