11 Mar 2010

Ferguson praises Rooney in Champions League win

7:01 pm on 11 March 2010

Manager Alex Ferguson has paid his expected tribute to two-goal hero Wayne Rooney after Manchester United's 4-nil thrashing of AC Milan put them through to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Rooney, who scored twice in the 3-2 San Siro victory in the first leg, was again in superb form as United stayed on course for a third straight final.

Meanwhile Spanish giants Real Madrid failed to qualify for the quarter-finals for the sixth straight season when they were dumped out 2-1 on aggregate by Olympique Lyon.