The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he wants the star striker Wayne Rooney to score more goals this season, while also saying that he is satisfied with the striker in other areas. The 27-year-old England international has been one of the important players for United over the last decade or so. He scored more than 35 goals in all competitions last season, but has been consistently overshadowed by the presence of Robin van Persie this time around. The Dutchman has already scored 15 goals in all competitions, while Wayne Rooney is yet to reach the peaks of last season.
Even though he has contributed in the form of several assists in the Premier league alone, Ferguson believes that Rooney is a player who is capable of scoring more goals. In to accommodate the presence of Robin van Persie, Ferguson has altered the formation of the club in recent matches. He has been trying out several formations over the last couple of matches. Rooney has been playing as one of the midfielders, but a very attacking midfielder, in recent matches. Despite this position, Rooney can still score a lot of goals according to Ferguson, who has always got the best out of the striker.
“I’m happy with that part of his game. It’s no problem for me. He can contribute to the team’s success fine but we would rather he scored more. He’s going through a period that all strikers do, he’s not scoring and it will change once he starts to score regular. With Van Persie coming, without doubt he [the Dutchman] is an up front player,” said Ferguson, who has masterminded his team to take a commanding lead at the top of the Premier league table. United are the favourites to win the title this season.