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Sir Alex Ferguson welcomes Rooney return

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Manchester United legend and former manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes forward Rooney has rediscovered some of his best form which featured in the past successful title runs.

After Ferguson's final match in charge of the Red Devils - against Swansea in May - Ferguson said that United had rejected a transfer request from the former Everton man, and in turn, also turned down two bids from close title rivals Chelsea.

Ferguson returned to Manchester United after his exit as a Director, and is pleased with Rooney's recent performances for the club.

"Wayne was fantastic [against Bayer Leverkusen]. I'm pleased to see that," he told MUTV.

"He's got his energy back, the determination, his purpose to attack. As a director, I'm delighted to see him back to what we always remember him."

Back in May, Rooney made it obvious to the club and Sir Alex that he leave Old Trafford and was "angry and confused" over his personal situation in July.

However, new manager David Moyes, managed to pull of one coup this summer, by managing to keep hold of the England international, 27, from the strong interest from London club Chelsea.

Since the end of the summer transfer window and the end of Chelsea's pursuit over the England hitman, he has returned from a gashed head to score a free-kick in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League at the weekend.

He also managed to add two more goals to his season's tally, that made him the fourth player to score 200 goals for the club, in Moyes' first group stage Champions League fixture against Bayern Leverkusen, in which United won 4-2.

Ferguson added: "With [Robin] van Persie and Rooney, there are forwards that can win games and [Antonio] Valencia's back to his best."

Man Utd's 200 club

- Sir Bobby Charlton 249 goals
- Denis Law 237
- Jack Rowley 211
- Wayne Rooney 200

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