Wayne Rooney is confident that he will rediscover his goalscoring touch for Manchester United having failed to find the net in the opening three games of the season. The 28-year-old has been trusted by United boss Louis van Gaal to fill the void left by Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao’s respective summer exits and operate back in a main striker role this season. However Rooney has struggled in the opening three games against Tottenham, Aston Villa and Club Brugge which has led to critics claiming he can no longer be relied on to lead the line following his spell in a deeper midfield role for the club.
The England international captain, who is 5/6 with bet365 to score anytime in Saturday’s lunchtime clash against Newcastle at Old Trafford, is in no doubt that he get amongst the goals. Rooney said: “I’ve had one bad game this season [against Aston Villa] and everyone’s all over it. I’ve had that throughout my career but hopefully at the weekend I can get off the mark. “It’s early on in the season – we’re just three games in. I’ve experienced this criticism before and the goals will come, I know that. “I understand I have to be the one who’s going to lead that line for us and try and find the goals for us.”
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