Date: 28th November 2009 at 8:43pm
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Wayne Rooney scored the third hat-trick of his United career but he’ll probably forgive me if I say this wasn’t as good as the previous ones as two of the goals were penalties and he won only one of the spotkicks. However, he’s obviously delighted.

‘Of course, taking penalties, my tally should be a lot higher,’ he told MUTV.

‘Thankfully I’ve scored two of them today. It’s a great feeling to score a hat-trick, an amazing feeling.’

It’s 11 goals for Rooney this season so he’s well on course to beat his previous record tally of 23 which he was referring to in his opening sentence. Hopefully, he’ll avoid long-term injuries this season as his form has been generally excellent ever since August, with only a few hiccups on the way.