Man United captain Wayne Rooney responds to critics: The goals will come

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney reassures concerns Red Devils fans that the goals will come

Wayne Rooney has hit back at his critics ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Newcastle United on Saturday.

The Red Devils skipper has failed to score in the 20-time English champions’s opening three games of the season.

It’s early on in the season – we’re just three games in. I’ve experienced this criticism before and the goals will come, I know that

Wayne Rooney

Rooney produced a particularly abject performance in a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Friday night.

But the England international reassured concerned United supporters that the goals will start to flow in the coming weeks.

“I’ve had one bad game this season and everyone’s all over it. I’ve had that throughout my career but hopefully at the weekend I can get off the mark,” Rooney is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“It’s early on in the season – we’re just three games in. I’ve experienced this criticism before and the goals will come, I know that.

“I understand I have to be the one who’s going to lead that line for us and try and find the goals for us.”

Rooney is being played in an orthodox striker role this season after he was deployed in a midfield position by Louis van Gaal last season.

The England captain managed to score just 12 times in 34 Premier League appearances last season – five goals less than under David Moyes.

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United eased to successive 1-0 wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Villa before a 3-1 victory over Club Brugge in the first leg of their Champions League play-off on Tuesday night.

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