Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted he was never worried about his goal drought after finally scoring a league goal in the victory over Sunderland.
The skipper scored Man United’s second goal in the first minute of the second half to bag his first league goal of the season, ending a drought of almost 1,000 minutes.
Having scored in midweek against Ipswich, Rooney had already scored four goals in all competitions this season. However, he had been struggling to find the net in the league.
After some impressive work by Anthony Martial on the right hand side, the ball was squared and Rooney can hardly miss from just a couple yards away from goal.
Speaking to MUTV after the game, the striker claimed he was always calm about scoring in the league: “I wasn’t worried. It’s my fifth goal of the season for United and I’ve scored for England so it was just about getting off the mark in the league.
“Hopefully everyone will concentrate on me playing my football now and I’ll enjoy it.”
Rooney definitely seemed to open up and play with much more freedom following his goal. He dropped deeper and began spraying passes all over the pitch. The 29-year-old started linking up with Martial and Juan Mata on a regular basis and started to look like the player that United fans are used to.
The England captain tends to go on goalscoring streaks and if his goal against Sunderland can start a run for him, we could start seeing the Wayne Rooney of old.