ROONEY BACK IN THE GOALS
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is back among the goals after scoring against Wolverhampton Wanderers in an English Premier League match at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The talismanic United forward has not been among the goals since the middle of September, a period stretching 723 minutes and his two goals against Wolves means he has ended his goal scoring drought this season that saw him begin with a bang and scoring two hat-tricks in successive matches against Bolton Wanderers and Chelsea. The goals cap off a good weekend for Rooney who saw his ban in the Euro 2012 reduced to 2 matches from 3 matches after an appeal, which means that he will definitely go to the Euros with the England squad.
One of the main reasons attributed for Wayne Rooney going through this dry spell in the English Premier League is that he has mostly been deployed as a central attacking midfielder by manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who has been left extremely short of numbers in the midfield area with injuries to Tom Cleverly, Anderson, Darren Fletcher and the indifferent form of Michael Carrick.
However, Rooney himself was happy that he was given that role as he himself thinks himself to be capable enough of playing the role that was played for so many years by the now retired Paul Scholes but The Red Devils suffered heavily due to the lack of fire power up front in the absence of Rooney and their results also suffered, having been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by lowly FC Basel of Switzerland.
Now that United will only have to play in the UEFA Europa League and the English Premier League, Sir Alex can play Wayne Rooney upfront and if he keeps his scoring form going, stopping him will be one mean feat.