Manchester United hero Paul Scholes has lauded Wayne Rooney’s recent performances, arguing that the star striker has shown why Sir Alex Ferguson had faith in the striker during his slump in form.
“Wayne showed at West Ham why he plays for us every week,” Scholes said, in a rare interview with the Manchester United stalwart for the United Review.
“He showed what he is capable of doing and gave a match-winning performance.”
Scholes also pointed to the flack Rooney has received since his disappointing performance at the 2010 World Cup as an unfair assessment of his teammate’s contribution to the England team.
“He [Rooney] has received stick ever since the World Cup,” The Manchester United midfielder, who has been with the club for 16 years, said.
“It seems as though he has been made a scapegoat for what happened, and that isn’t right when there are 22 other players in the England squad.”
Rooney’s return to form in the Barclays Premier League has been marred by a two game suspension for swearing into a TV camera following his hat-trick against West Ham. But the suspension could work in the Manchester United striker's favour, with Rooney looking fresh and raring to go against Chelsea in the Champions League quarter final tonight.