Manchester United have won the International Challenge Cup over in the United States of America, beating off Premier League rivals Liverpool in the final in Miami. After United were presented with the trophy at the Sun Life Stadium, tournament officials revealed that striker Wayne Rooney had been voted the Man of the Match against Liverpool, and also had won the Player or the Tournament.
Rooney’s hunger to improve and knuckle down for the new season under Louis van Gaal has been fantastic to see, there we’re some fans that thought it could be the end of Wayne Rooney at Manchester United as the regimented Van Gaal took charge. As addressed by United legend Paddy Crerand earlier this week, Wayne has been performing and training really well over in the US, and his hunger for success is back after lacklustre season the club had last term, finishing seventh in the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney and Manchester United now return to Manchester to prepare for their first first of the Premier League season, against Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday 16th August 2014. Let’s hope that Rooney can continue his good form, especially if Robin van Persie does miss the first few games of the league.
Below are pictures of Wayne Rooney receiving the player of the tournament award: