London, Feb 17 (ANI): Ace striker Wayne Rooney was simply unstoppable against AC Milan, as he took his goal tally for the season to 25 giving Manchester United control of their Champions League clash.
Rooney's double strike gave United their first-ever win at San Siro.
"Wayne carried on the form that he has been showing recently - and it has been unstoppable form. They just could not handle him in the second half, he was marvellous.
"This season, and in particular the last two months, has seen a development in his game and confidence has had a lot to do with that," said United boss Alex Ferguson.
"He has always had the basic ability to be up there with the best players in the world. What he had to do was improve his goal scoring, which he is now doing.
"If he continues to do that in the way he is at the moment, he must be regarded alongside the best in the world. He has 25 goals already this season and will certainly break the 30-goal barrier," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying.
Rooney was delighted with the result, but felt some of his team-mates had not been up to speed in the first half.
In a clear dig at Nani, who fluffed a series of crosses, Rooney said: "Some people were not doing their jobs properly. We played well in the second half but were disappointed to concede a goal at the end. Having said that, it's a great result to take back."
United fell behind in the third minute to a deflected Ronaldinho shot before Paul Scholes hit a lucky 36th-minute leveller.
Rooney grabbed his double before Clarence Seedorf got one back with five minutes to go. (ANI)