Returning Rooney boosted to break deadlock against Bayern

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It’s not only his Manchester United teammates who can benefit greatly from Wayne Rooney’s inclusion in the team to face Bayern Munich, but punters too, as the Red Devils’ joint-top scorer is a whopping 12/1 to grab the first goal at the Allianz Arena.

Wazza had previously been priced up at a none-too-shabby looking 9/1 to set the second-leg’s scoring wheels into motion, but at these prices it makes a dabble nigh-on irresistible.

Before his troublesome toe kept him away from United’s 4-0 dressing down of Newcastle last time out, the number 10 was enjoying a true purple patch in front of the onion bag.

Six of his 17 United goals have arrived in his last 10 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions.

Having honed his sights with strikes in victories over Crystal Palace and West Brom, Rooney has racked up a pair of two-goal hauls from his last four games.

This recent scoring flurry includes that wondrous strike at Upton Park which says everything about the confidence that’s been coursing through the England man’s veins of late.

And if being armed with that info still isn’t enough to get behind United’s highest paid player of all time….then consider that nine of Rooney’s last 11 goals came away from Old Trafford.

Rooney also has history against these illustrious German opponents, when four years ago almost to the day he scored a second-minute opener against Bayern in Munich at this stage of the competition.

It’s clear that United are the underdogs for the victory, priced at 9/1 to pull off a famous win, but if Rooney can set the tone by breaking the deadlock, then a great upset could be on the cards.

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