LONDON - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said he fully expected Wayne Rooney to score the winning goal in the League Cup final.
This after the England striker headed the Red Devils to victory yesterday.
Rooney came off the substitutes' bench to hand United a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the showpiece match at Wembley.
Villa went ahead four minutes in after United defender Nemanja Vidic conceded a penalty and James Milner scored.
Michael Owen equalised before going off injured. His replacement Rooney headed the winner.
"Wayne comes on and scores a winning goal but the form he's been in, you expect that," Ferguson said.
"There's a lot of big games coming up now. It gives everyone a boost, no question about that." - AFP