Ferguson plays down Rooney goal drought
Wayne Rooney's continuing goal drought. The Manchester United striker has still not scored for his club in open play since March and the barren run continued in the 2-0 win over Sunderland at Old Trafford on Boxing Day. Instead it is forward partner Dimitar Berbatov grabbing the headlines and another double for the Bulgarian took his tally to 13, as well as extending United's unbeaten record to 17 games and consolidating their position on top of the table. However, Ferguson is delighted with Rooney's overall contribution and has no fears for the England hit-man. "Wayne had a couple of tries," reflected the United boss. "He was very unlucky with the chip and there were a couple of shots saved by the goalkeeper. "He is getting there. The important thing is he is playing well. That is refreshing."