No jealousy for goal-shy Rooney

21 January 2011 08:00
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney may be playing second fiddle to Dimitar Berbatov in the goalscoring stakes this season - but that has not lessened his pleasure at playing alongside the Bulgarian. Rooney has found the net only three times this season, two of which have come from the penalty spot. Berbatov exceeded that figure in a single game when he scored five against Blackburn in November, part of an overall Premier League tally of 14. Yet there is no sense of jealousy from Rooney's side, merely a hope that their productive partnership can continue. "I enjoy playing with Dimitar," Rooney told the official Champions League magazine. "If we are playing well together it is the product of us playing and training together for years. "You start to learn which movements he will make, when he will pass the ball and when he will shoot. He is fantastic to play with. He can do things that are really special."

Source: PA