Man United wins 2-1 at Cluj in Champions League
CLUJ, Romania (AP) -Robin van Persie scored with an exquisite finish plus a more fortuitous attempt Tuesday as Manchester United came from behind to win 2-1 at CFR Cluj in the Champions League.
Trailing 1-0 to Cluj's 14th-minute opener, United leveled when Rooney's cross struck Van Persie's shoulder instead of his head and looped over the goalkeeper to land into the net in the 29th.
If the Netherlands striker's first goal was lucky, his second was pure class - and again Rooney was the provider. The England forward chipped the ball through a hesitant Cluj defense, and Van Persie slipped into space and clipped it into the corner with the outside of his boot in the 49th.
United has a maximum six points in Group H, three ahead of Cluj and Braga.