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25/10/2021

WATCH: Wayne Rooney's incredible assist applauded by Waterford's Noel Hunt on Twitter

Former Manchester United star hailed for part in DC United's 'unbelievable win' against Orlando City

Former Ireland international and current Waterford FC star Noel Hunt has praised Wayne Rooney for his incredible assist as Washington side DC United beat Orlando City 3-2 at Audi Field. 

Deep into stoppage time with the game tied at 2-2, DC United threw the kitchen sink at Orlando City, sending every player forward for a corner kick including goalkeeper David Ousted.

The tactic backfired and Orlando City launched a counterattack, but Rooney reeled back the years to what made him a Manchester United cult hero and sprinted back to stop the goal threat. The former Everton player then launched a magical 50-yard pass for Luciano Acosta to nod home the winner in the sixth minute of injury-time.

Hunt, who scored a hat-trick as Waterford beat Skerries Town in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup first round in Dublin at the weekend, paid tribute to former England captain Rooney in a post on Twitter. He applauded Rooney's 'heart, desire, composure and perfection' in the 'unbelievable win'. 

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