Paul Scholes: What I really think about Man United captain Wayne Rooney

Paul Scholes delivers his honest verdict on Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney

Paul Scholes believes that the criticism of Wayne Rooney has been unwarranted and feels that the Manchester United captain is gradually getting back to his best.

The England skipper has come in for criticism for his stuttering form for both club and country this season and was dropped by Jose Mourinho earlier on in the campaign.

Rooney looked to be rediscovering his best form as he scored one of United’s four goals in their 4-0 win over Feyenoord in the Europa League last Thursday.

The United captain will be keen to prove his critics wrong as the hectic festive period in the Premier League draws ever nearer.

And Manchester United legend Scholes has singled out Rooney for praise, claiming that he is starting to show signs that he could rediscover his top form for the Red Devils.

Speaking to BT Sport last week, before the clash with West Ham on Sunday, Scholes said: “It should calm down [the criticism of Rooney].

“He never gets criticised from the people that matter inside the club or the manager who picks him every week. They see what he does for this club day in, day out.

“The amount of goals he has scored for this club and assists like that was brilliant.

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“I thought he looked sharp when he came on against Arsenal on Saturday. Hopefully that’s the start of a big run for him.”

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