Wayne Rooney is focused on winning games with Manchester United rather than scoring goals for his own individual tally.

The England international striker was challenged by his manager to score 40 goals this season, after the brace against West Bromwich Albion in Sunday’s 2-0 win took his personal tally to 26.

With nine goals in his last six matches, the 26-year-old is certainly enjoying a rich run of form at Old Trafford, and is in a great position to beat his previous best of 34 goals in a season – which came in the 2009/10 campaign.

And, whilst he admits that hitting 40 would be a great achievement, getting as many positive results in the final ten games of the Premier League season is the most important thing.

In reference to Ferguson’s goal challenge, Rooney told MUTV: "I'm sure we all would (want me to score 40)! I'm playing well and scoring goals so I hope that continues to help the team.

"To be honest, I obviously know what my [previous best] tally is and how many goals I still need to score to reach it. But I'm not focusing on that at the minute.

“I'm focused on the 10 games left and hopefully getting those points to help us be successful. If it happens, then great but the most important thing is for us to be winning trophies."

Winger Ashley Young was also keen to pay tribute to his Manchester United teammate, admitting Rooney’s form has helped propel the side to the top of the table and can make the difference in some of the Red Devils’ up-and-coming matched.

"He [Wayne] has done brilliantly this season and hopefully he goes on adding to his tally and we keep getting the three points," Young concluded when speaking to MUTV.

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