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Former United boss backs Wayne Rooney to come good

Manchester United’s former manager David Moyes has come out and backed out of form Wayne Rooney to come good.

The Manchester United captain has been criticised by former players and many fans at Old Trafford for his performances this season, with Louis van Gaal seemingly sticking with Rooney when many would’ve replaced him with the starting XI.

David Moyes believes that the 30-year-old will eventually end up as a midfielder, like Paul Scholes, but has argued that his goals are too important to the team for that switch to occur yet.

Speaking with BT Sport, Moyes said:

“He is having a tough time, but I think he will come through it,”

“I have always said he will be a midfield player and he will come again, but at the moment he is such a good goalscorer, you don’t want to give it up just yet.”

Moyes handed Rooney his professional debut in 2002 when the duo were together at Everton.

Manchester United’s next fixture is this coming Saturday, against Swansea City at Old Trafford.

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By RedManc

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