Darren Fletcher convinced Wayne Rooney will hit the goal trail for Manchester United

15 September 2010 04:35
Darren Fletcher has no fears for Wayne Rooney this season.  

Manchester United's star striker has been at the centre of huge turmoil in his personal life just as he was emerging from a slump in his professional one.  

Playing it cool: Fletcher (left) is in no doubt Rooney will be back at his best soon

A long-awaited goal against West Ham immediately before the international break, then two eye-catching displays for England either side of damaging tabloid allegations, signalled a return to the form that saw him score 34 times for the Red Devils last season.

Frustrating times: United striker Rooney

But Sir Alex Ferguson broke the momentum when he left Rooney out of the weekend trip to Everton to save him from the abuse expected to rain down from the Goodison Park stands and in midweek, against a Rangers side committed solely to defence, he barely had a sight of goal.

With a visit from old rivals Liverpool looming on Sunday, there are worries over Rooney's form. Fletcher feels such concerns are groundless.

'There is nothing to worry about with Wayne,' said Fletcher. 'Wayne is a top player and the goals will come because he has so much quality. "It is up to us create the chances for him and give him the opportunities to score.

'Maybe we have not done that lately. Against Rangers we didn't create anything for him. He will be frustrated with that but it will come.'

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Source: Daily_Mail