Former Manchester United defender Viv Anderson has backed England captain Wayne Rooney rediscover his best form for the Red Devils.
With just two goals to his name so far from his nine Premier League outings fans again vented their angered after Sunday’s Manchester derby as they called for the 30-year-old to be dropped following an uninspiring outing.
“His record speaks for itself and he doesn’t have to prove anything to anybody. I would pick Wayne Rooney every time because on any given day he could score a hat-trick. He’ll only get through this spell by playing,” Anderson told reporters at a GameChangers Football event.
“If you’re going through a bad time at a big club, whether it is Wayne Rooney or Diego Costa, you are always going to get stick. That’s part and parcel of being captain of Manchester United and England.
“When you don’t score 20 goals on a regular basis some people are going to ask questions. He has been through this many, many times and he’ll come out the other side.”
Rooney joined Manchester United in 2004 from Everton in 2004 and was named Captain last season by manager Louis van Gaal.