Full-time - 90'
0 - 1
19:45 +00:00, November 24, 2010
Ibrox Stadium, Scotland
Referee: Massimo Busacca
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Rooney's late penalty ends Rangers' Champions League hopes. It makes little difference to the equation as United still need a draw against Valencia to top the group and Rangers still go into the Europa League, but he'll be relieved to be on the scoresheet.
It's all over!
Whittaker is booked for a foul on Rooney.
Evans gets another good block in as Rangers seek out an equaliser. Rooney is also back doing some good defensive work.
Three minutes to be added on.
The ball sits up nicely for Naismith on the edge of the area, but Smalling gets an excellent block in.
Hernandez is given the chance to double the lead as Davis heads back into his direction, but his shot is straight at McGregor.
Rooney races away down the line, skipping past his marker, before putting in a cross for Hernandez. It's out for a corner.
Beattie comes on for Hutton as Rangers seek a late equaliser.
It's an excellent penalty, driven into the bottom corner, and his performance tonight probably warranted a goal. He's mobbed amid wild celebrations.
GOAL Rooney scores!
Fabio heads the ball across goal from the edge of the area, but he's kicked in the face by Naismith. Rooney will take it.
Penalty to United!
Giggs' corner is headed back towards the Welshman, and he then loses the ball. Goal kick.
Rooney does well to create some space with his first touch before curling a ball just over the bar. And it seems it deflected - corner kick.
Hutton is booked for a late tackle on Fabio.
Giggs chips a hopeful ball into the centre, but nothing doing.
Youngster John Fleck replaces Weiss.
Carrick has delusions of grandeur and fires a shot a long way out a long, long way over the bar.
Hernandez certainly looks like the right man for the occasion, and Ferguson will be hoping for a bit of spark from Obertan.
Berbatov goes off for Hernandez, while Nani is replaced by Obertan.
Berbatov chips in a clever little ball over the defence for Rooney to unleash a shot, but he can't make a decent connection with his left boot.
Rangers have trouble with the corner, but Berbatov's left-footed shot is blocked and, when it comes back into the area, Rooney's diving header is well wide.
Giggs chips across for Berbatov but Weir is there again to head behind.
Rooney floats the ball into the area for Berbatov, whose header fails to trouble McGregor.
Davis plays the ball into the area for Miller, who does well but is surrounded by three defenders, which is always going to be a problem.
Rooney - who has had a good game - attempts a shot from distance and it ends up in row Z.
Nani applies the pressure on Foster and appears to have won a corner, but the ref has given a free-kick for a push.
Weiss puts it in, but it's easily headed away.
Fabio blocks off Naismith as he looks for the one-two with Miller and they could give Van der Sar a problem with this free-kick.
Paul Scholes comes off to be replaced by Anderson. Not the man I'd have brought on in this situation, but we'll see.
A misplaced pass puts Berbatov in possession, and he find Scholes within shooting range, but he can't find the space and the move breaks down.
O'Shea plays a deep cross towards Berbatov but McGregor claims.
It's been a really entertaining second half - presumably because Rangers know they need to win given the Valencia score.
Rangers break free but Miller fails to find Naismith, who was racing away.
The corner goes short to Nani but Weiss dispossesses him before a mix-up allows Nani back in. Again, though, he can't take advantage.
Scholes play a fine ball through for Nani, who looks to cut it back but has to settle for another corner.
Nani's corner is cleared.
At the other end, Berbatov escapes Broadfoot and fires in a shot on the turn, earning a corner.
There's a mix-up in the United defence between Evans and Van der Sar and Naismith nips in, but the 'keeper does very well indeed to deny him.
The corner comes towards Smalling but it's headed clear.
Rooney puts in a determined burst down the line and, while he's barged off it, he wins a corner.
United come away on the counter and carve open a chance for Carrick but, clean through in the area, McGregor denies him.
Giggs gets a cross away into the centre and finds Berbatov by the penalty spot, but the ball comes in at a difficult height and he gets it all wrong.
Giggs looks to feed the ball in for Berbatov but, again, the attempted throughball doesn't come off.
The corner, towards the near post, is easily dealt with.
United win a corner.
Rooney gets a second bite of the cherry as he heads Carrick's cross into the air before rising to direct it on goal. Not a lot of power in it, though.
Rooney steps up to take it and it's a decent enough effort, curling wide of goal.
Nani wins a free-kick from Hutton in a potentially dangerous position.
The second half is underway!
Are we heading for another stalemate? Join us again for the second half.
United should have had a penalty early on, Rooney hit the bar and Miller spurned a couple of good chances for the hosts, but there's not been a huge amount of great football from either side as yet.
That's the end of the first half.
Giggs puts a cross into the centre but Rangers break on the counter before losing possession, which has been a bit of a running theme in the first half.
Scholes looks for O'Shea on the right, but O'Shea's quite clearly fouled by Weiss and it goes out of play. No free-kick, as is to be expected with the subtler fouls.
The corner's cleared. That was the best chance of the game for either side and Miller might feel he could have made more of it.
Miller gets away and, from a tight angle, he looks to beat Van der Sar with a shot from the outside of the boot, but the 'keeper saves for a corner.
Davis looks to thread the ball through, but Smalling intercepts.
Fabio stands the ball up for Rooney, who rises well to head the ball onto the top of the bar!
Nani and Carrick trade passes to find a way through in a really tight space, but Nani blazes well over.
Giggs puts in an inswinger from the right but Weir heads it away.
Nani fires a pass for O'Shea inside the area but there's too much on it and the defender has to hurdle it in the absence of any other ideas.
Giggs curls it out to the edge of the area, but Miller reads it and races away to the halfway line with the ball.
Giggs fires in a first-time cross from the left and it's out for another corner.
Weiss floats it in for Weir, but Evans eases him away from it - fouls him, basically - and it's out for a goal kick.
Rangers win a free-kick for a foul on Naismith. They could try a shot on goal here.
Berbatov has looked vexed all night, the latest cause being Broadfoot blocking him off as he shepherded the ball out of play.
Miller thinks he's won a corner - and should have done as it flicked off Evans - but it's a goal kick to United.
The ref spots some barging in the area as Smalling jumps into Whittaker and Rangers win a free-kick.
Rooney is released and has the chance to get beyond Broadfoot, but he tries a hopeful shot and has to settle for the corner.
Scholes plays a decent-looking long ball for Rooney, but Broadfoot heads away. Berbatov then races back - yes, races - to help out defensively.
Rooney - still attracting boos - puts in a fierce cross from the left after a neat backheel from Fabio, but it's headed clear.
We're lacking any real incisive play from either side right now. Rangers have been sloppy while, with Scholes not top of his game, United are struggling to pick them open.
Scholes puts a typically Scholesy challenge in on McCulloch.
Rooney finds Scholes outside the area. The midfielder looks to loft one in for Giggs, but there's too much on it.
Miller passes up a good chance to end his Champions League drought as he heads tamely wide from Weir's knock-on.
McGregor claims the corner.
Carrick angles a ball in towards goal and Weir again heads behind.
Berbatov makes room for a cross and earns a corner via a Weir clearance.
Scholes has given the ball away several times already, largely while trying ambitious passes, but it's not been his best showing of the season so far.
Nani puts a cross in towards Berbatov at the far post, but Rangers deal with it.
Miller nearly fashions a chance but the danger is quickly dealt with by the makeshift United defence.
Scoles unleashes a rocket from distance, but Weir is there to stop it in its tracks. United are on top for the moment.
Nani goes down in the area as Weiss gives him a push in the face in a tussle for the ball. Nani has a facial injury and wants people to know.
Berbatov gets on the end of Fabio's cross from the left, but his header is straight at McGregor.
Giggs looks to slip a ball through the centre to Rooney, but Whittaker mops up.
Some boos for Rooney as he gets the ball. He gives it away, incidentally.
Evans puts in a rough challenge on Miller, but the striker was offside. He'll be looking to make an impression tonight alongside Smalling.
Berbatov goes down under a challenge from makeshift wing-back Davis, and it should be a penalty. The ref waves away the appeals.
Kyle Hutton plays a loose ball back towards his own goal, but there's nothing doing for United.
There's a feisty atmosphere, as you'd expect for a Battle of Britain, and hopefully we'll get a lively game.
Manchester United get the match underway.
The players are now heading out onto the pitch.
Whether that means 4-5-1 becomes 5-4-1 remains to be seen.
Steven Davis is, apparently, going to play at right-back.
Kenny Miller, who hasn't scored in the competition for 14 games, starts alone up front and will be eager to carry his domestic form through onto the European stage.
He seems to have stuck with it, though, despite Papac's absence. Kyle Lafferty and Maurice Edu are also out.
For Rangers, Walter Smith had said he may abandon the 4-5-1 formation that has served his side so well in the competition if Sasa Papac joined Madjid Bougherra on the sidelines.
Carrick, Scholes and Nani make up a strong-looking midfield, while Van der Sar remains in goal.
While Ferguson has rested Ferdinand and Vidic, it doesn't look like he's prepared to risk too many fringe players further up the field after the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.
The big news of the day is that Wayne Rooney makes his first start for over a month, playing alongside Dimitar Berbatov, while Ryan Giggs returns from injury.
You can read a preview of the game, and we'll be talking you through all the action from 1945 GMT.
Edwin van der Sar