United recover twice to secure dramatic win over Stoke

Manchester United twice came from behind to secure a 3-2 victory against Stoke City on Saturday afternoon, and remain in eighth place in the Premier League.

Peter Crouch scored a scrappy opener for the visitors on four minutes before Robin van Persie drew United level shortly before the break.

Marko Arnautovic restored Stoke’s lead on the stroke of half-time before Wayne Rooney again got the hosts back on terms with a superb header twelve minutes from time.

Javier Hernandez head in Patrice Evra’s cross two minutes later to wrap up only United’s fourth league win of the season ahead of next weekend’s trip to Fulham.

However, the club will first turn their attention to tomorrow evening’s League Cup fourth round tie with Norwich City at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, the Mirror have reported that Chelsea will reignite their interest for Wayne Rooney when the transfer window reopens in January.

The London club were unsuccessful in their pursuit of the England international during the summer, keen on securing the services of the 28 year old, who’s current deal at Old Trafford expires at the end of next season.

Rooney’s goal on Saturday was his sixth of the campaign, and 204th for the club taking him to within forty-five of Sir Bobby Charlton’s all time record.