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September 15, 2005

UEFA Champions League

Manchester United 0
Villarreal 0

Manchester United earned a 0-0 draw at Champions League newcomers Villarreal in their opening match in Group D on Wednesday despite having Wayne Rooney sent off 26 minutes from time.

The England striker was given his marching orders when he received two quick-fire bookings from Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen, first for a foul on Villarreal defender Quique Alvarez and then for sarcastically applauding the decision in the official's face.

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