Man United striker Wayne Rooney has hit back at his critics and insisted that he will turn things around and his form will improve.
Rooney hasn’t found the net in all three appearances so far this season, and has been anonymous for the most part during that period.
Having been handed the responsibility of leading the United line, the England international hasn’t found it easy so far but is adamant that his goal-scoring form will return sooner rather than later.
“Memphis managed to get off the mark this season. I’ve had one bad game this season and everyone’s all over it,” he said, according to Sky Sports.
“I know, I’ve had that throughout my career but hopefully at the weekend I can get off the mark.”
United face Newcastle on Saturday, and the 29-year-old will hope that his history of scoring goals against the Magpies will continue.
However, the pressure is certainly building on him and if he continues to misfire and fail to have an influence for Louis Van Gaal, then the Dutchman may have to consider his options.
Whether that means Rooney dropping back into a deeper role or Javier Hernandez receiving more playing time is unclear, but the ideal scenario will undoubtedly be the first-choice striker regaining his form and quickly.