Rooney double earns point

A brace from Wayne Rooney earned a point for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane yesterday afternoon.

England right-back Kyle Walker put the hosts in front on eighteen minutes before Rooney levelled terms just after the half hour mark.

Sandro then restored Spurs’ lead on fifty-four minutes only for Rooney to again equalise, this time from the penalty spot following a foul on Danny Welbeck just three minutes later.

The champions are now in eighth place, nine points behind leaders Arsenal ahead of manager David Moyes’ former club Everton’s visit to Old Trafford on Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, former Manchester United first team coach Rene Meulensteen has been named Fulham’s new manager after Martin Jol was dismissed yesterday afternoon.

The Cottagers, whose 3-0 loss to West Ham United was their fifth in succession in the Premier League, currently sit in eighteenth place, three points behind Cardiff City, and just three ahead of bottom of the table Crystal Palace.

Elsewhere, former United great Paul Scholes has told ESPN that he believes that Ryan Giggs could continue playing for another three years.

The former Wales international, who was absent from yesterday’s match day squad, turned 40 on Friday.