The Red Devils captain gave the team a convincing 4-1 lead on aggregate as he calmly dinked the ball over Brugge stopper Sinan Bolat in the 20th minute following an excellent pass from Memphis Depay to break the deadlock in Belgium.
His second came just minutes into the second half as he rounded off a superb passing move to tap-in from close range and doubled United’s lead.
A few moments later he had his third and United’s sixth of the tie as he latched on to a pass from Juan Mata to fire the ball into the bottom corner and end his drought in superb style.
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The treble was Rooney’s first goals for the club in 10 games since netting in the 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford back in April and many on Twitter have congratulated the 29-year-old.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 26, 2015
Wayne Rooney celebrating his hat-trick tonight… https://t.co/PAupwmkRaD
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) August 26, 2015
Rooney looking happy as ever. Such a confidence player; he’s brutal when he’s on form.
— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) August 26, 2015
Wayne Rooney? celebrating his hat trick http://t.co/FRqNnXJXCq
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) August 26, 2015
— Mike Brown (@mikebrown_15) August 26, 2015
— Darren McKeown (@DarrenMUFC20) August 26, 2015
This is wat we wanna see from our Red Devil leader…Well done @waynerooney
— I Follow Back (@kcb_syanda) August 26, 2015
— Jason Rhodes (@j8rhodes) August 26, 2015