Wayne Rooney became a dad to baby Kai this week and was a surprise inclusion on the bench last night.

Rooney came on with over half an hour to play with the scoreline at 3-1.

Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he didn’t want to bring Rooney on last night but was left with little choice.

“Wayne hadn’t had much sleep,” said Ferguson. “I would have preferred to leave him on the bench. He was a safety player that we knew we could have played if we needed him – he was there. I think his energy and confidence was very high. He makes an impact. He is such a good player and is always capable of scoring. He was a wee bit unlucky.”

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