Saturday, February 2, 2008

Ferguson tells Rooney to score more

Rooney told to get in the box by Fergie, as United go to Spurs

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Wayne Rooney to stop dropping back into midfield and get into the box more. In reference to Wednesdays 2-0 win over Portsmouth, Ferguson said "Wayne worked too hard on Wednesday,[That]cost him the opportunity to get goals. He got involved in a lot of the build-up play and we said to him after the game that he didn't need to expend so much energy dropping back into midfield all the time."

Rooney has got 10 goals this season, leaving him as the clubs third top scorer, behind Tevez and Ronaldo. Moreover 6 of the 10 came in a five game run in October. Ferguson has no worries otherwise about Rooney, citing his appetite for the game as something he'd like to see in all his players.

United face a tricky trip to Tottenham today, with Ferguson believing his side may have to go the season unbeaten to hold off Arsenal and Chelsea. With only four points seperating the top three clubs Ferguson sees no margin for error in the remaining games.


Blog Partners