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Sir Alex Ferguson Backs Rooney

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken out about Wayne Rooney, and the former manager is certain he will find the back of the net again.

Ferguson, 73, spoke to ESPN about the United and England captain, saying that Rooney will turn things around and find his goalscoring form again.

“I think we’ll have to wait, it’ll happen,” Ferguson said. “He [Rooney] will go on a run, don’t worry about that.

“All the strikers I had, everyone relied on their confidence.

“When they were scoring they think they can never stop, when they’re not scoring they think they’re never going get a goal, it’s a fact.

“When I was a striker I was the same; my dad used to say make sure you hit the ball, don’t try and pass it in the net.

“Eric Cantona had it, Ruud van Nistelrooy had it, Andy Cole had it and then the rich stream comes along again and they’re back to normal.”

Rooney, who turns 30 later this month, has only found the back of the net once this season in seven Premier League games. Last season he finished with 12 league goals in 33 matches, but went long spells without scoring. The last time Rooney scored over 20 goals was back in 2011/12 when he had 27 league goals and a total of 34 goals across all competitions.

Third-placed United takes on Rooney’s former club Everton on the road on Saturday as they try to keep up with rivals Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the table.

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