Wayne Rooney recreated one of David Beckham’s most memorable Manchester United goals on Saturday. And the retired star happened to be watching from the stands.
From just inside the West Ham half after seven minutes at Upton Park, Rooney sent the ball 55 yards over the opposing goalkeeper, who was caught off his goal line.
Beckham, who retired last year, famously lobbed a shot past Wimbledon goalkeeper Neil Sullivan from the halfway line in 1996, when United went on to win the league.
“It’s just instinct,” Rooney said after the 2-0 win. “It’s one of those I’ve tried many times and thankfully today it’s gone in.”
Here's Beckham's 18-year-old classic: