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Are Roo having a laugh? United star says receding hairline key to success

12 Mar 2010 01:56:06

Are Roo having a laugh? United star says receding hairline key to success

Wayne Rooney believes his receding hairline has contributed to his prolific season and the Manchester United striker is adamant he is not feeling the weight of expectation ahead of England's bid for the World Cup.   Rooney scored twice on Wednesday night as Manchester United thrashed AC Milan 4-0 to go through to the Champions League quarter-finals, taking his tally to 30 for the season.   Roo beauty! The United striker nets his second in Wendesday's win over AC Milan The 24-year-old, who was not permitted to touch the World Cup trophy at a FIFA promotional event in London today, opened the scoring with his seventh successive headed goal at Old Trafford last night.   'It's coming off my bald patch and that's helping me score,' quipped Rooney, proving he is as sharp behind the microphone as he is in the box. 'I've been working on my heading a lot and thankfully it's paying off.'   Eyes on the prize: Wayne Rooney poses with the Jules Rimet trophy Rooney also believes playing up front - rather than in wide positions - has contributed to his phenomenal tally.   'I've been in the box a lot more, I've been working on my timing and my finishing,' he added.   On fire: Rooney is enjoying his most prolific campaign as a professional 'I've played up front in every game I've played this season and that's definitely the main reason for me scoring a lot of goals.'   What you looking at? Rooney will hope to get his hands on the trophy by winning the World Cup final on July 11 The talismanic striker was adamant he was not feeling under undue pressure, despite being England's main hope for World Cup glory in South Africa.   'No, to be honest, I don't," said Rooney.   'I think I've had pressure since I started playing for Everton at 16 and for England at 17.   'I've managed to deal with that pressure and find a way to deal with it and it doesn't really affect my game. I don't think I have any problems there.'   Indeed, Rooney is targeting greater responsibility in future. 'I think I've got qualities to be England captain so I hope one day to be able to do that,' he said.  Glazers are going nowhere! Manchester United chief David Gill insists under-fire owners will resist calls to sell upRooney sets sights on smashing Ronaldo's goal record at UnitedLooks like you've blown it, Rafa! Big Sam continues taunting Liverpool bossRed Knights step up Manchester United takeover bid after David Beckham dons green and gold protest scarfMANCHESTER UNITED FC


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