United duo rally round Rooney

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Ryan Giggs and Darren Fletcher have once again backed striker Wayne Rooney to end his barren spell at Manchester United.

The pair played alongside England international Rooney in the 3-2 win against Liverpool yesterday, and both are convinced the goals will start to flow as time on the pitch increases with Manchester United this season.

It's been a well-publicised tough time for Rooney, with off-field allegations surrounding the player's private life creating a media frenzy at Old Trafford.

Welsh veteran Giggs has seen it all before at United, and is confident that the striker will come through.

“No, it hasn’t affected us. There is always something at United. You get used to it,” Giggs said in reference to the Rooney saga.

Teammate Darren Fletcher, a close friend of Rooney, has hailed his colleagues influential performances on the pitch despite a lack of goals. Rooney has scored once in the Premier League this season, against West Ham at Old Trafford.

"Wayne is a fantastic player for Manchester United. All we care about is how he performs on the pitch and how big an influence he is. It’s all about trying to get him on the pitch to allow him to do his talking there."

“The goals will come for him, that’s the next thing. He is part of United’s history now. He loves playing for this club and it’s a lot easier playing with your clubmates.”

Dimitar Berbatov's hat-trick won a classic for Manchester United against their derby rivals, with Steven Gerrard scoring twice for Liverpool.

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