Paul Merson picks Man United man as his player of the month

Paul Merson has been very impressed by Wayne Rooney's return to form for Manchester United

Paul Merson believes that Wayne Rooney should be named the PFA player of the month for January following his much-improved form for Manchester United in recent weeks.

The England striker endured a stuttering start to the season with the Red Devils but now appears to be rediscovering some of his top form as he bids to help United improve their results in the Premier League.

The 30-year-old has scored seven goals and made three assists in his last eight games for United and set up Jesse Lingard for the Red Devils’ opener in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

After a poor start to the season, Merson has been thoroughly impressed by what he has seen from Rooney in recent weeks and believes that the England captain should be named player of the month for January.

Merson told Sky Sports: “Wayne Rooney is back playing near his best.

“He has five goals in his last six Premier League games. He’s a player that could hit 10 goals in as many games because when he’s hot, he can go on a real streak. He’s that type of player. He’s been outstanding and he’s my pick to win it [player of the month].

“He wasn’t playing that well before but to switch it on and score seven goals in eight games in all competitions is a superb return to form.”

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Rooney and his United team-mates are now preparing for their Premier League trip to Sunderland on Saturday.

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