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(Watch) Sergio Romero’s great save denies Wayne Rooney free-kick against Man United

Sergio Romero denied Wayne Rooney getting on the scoresheet with a fantastic free-kick in the closing stages.

A Rooney goal would have only been a consolation, but a great moment nonetheless for the 34-year-old given what he did at Manchester United.

United’s all-time leading goalscorer came close on a couple of occasions this evening, but could not affect his side being defeated 3-0 at Pride Park.

Goals from Odion Ighalo (2) and Luke Shaw sealed a comfortable win for the Reds in what was perfect preparation for Sunday’s Manchester derby.

READ MORE: Video: Ighalo scores second Man Utd goal in style after brilliant work from Luke Shaw

Rooney should be credited for exemplifying his stunning long-range passing range from midfield, and was given a fantastic reception by United fans all evening.

Reds were even singing “if Rooney scores, we’re on the the pitch” as he stepped up for the free-kick.

Rooney’s eldest son Kai was spotted reacting to his father’s brilliant effort.

See the footage below, courtesy of BT Sport:

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