Wayne Rooney claims he has only had one bad game this season

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Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has hit back at critics of his form so far this season, claiming he has only played one bad game.

The Red Devils have scored five goals in three fixtures but Rooney, who has been tasked with leading the line, is yet to find the net.

The 29-year-old was particularly disappointing in the 1-0 win against Aston Villa, touching the ball just once in the opposition area. However the England captain is certain he is the man to get the goals for the Red Devils.


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As per the Mail, he said: 'I'm an honest guy. I know when I don't play well and against Aston Villa I was below my standards. It's not a game which I want to look back on but obviously that happens in football. You'll have nights like that and you have to move on.

"It's early on in the season. We are just three games in. I've experienced this (criticism) before and the goals will come, I know that. My mind is clear. I know how to play the role,' It's just a case of getting the chances and taking them, which I'm hopefully going to do soon.

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I've had one bad game this season and everyone's all over it. I know, I've had that throughout my career."


Lets face it, Rooney has been particularly poor in every game so far this campaign.

He should have gotten off the mark on the opening day but his dithering on the ball led to an own-goal.

Following a disastrous performance at Villa Park, where his touch deserted him, Rooney's performance was promising in the win against Club Brugge.

He was involved in more of United's build-up and had more chances on goal than the first two Premier League games combined.

His deft touch, should had led to a hat-trick for Memphis Depay, but the Dutch star to skied his effort.

He still looked some way off his most devastating form but the signs are there that the United captain can find his goalscoring touch this season.

One goal could open the floodgates for Rooney, and what better team to open his account then Newcastle, he loves playing against the Toon Army.

Manchester United fans, can Wayne Rooney rediscover his goalscoring form at the Red Devils? Do you need another forward? Have your say below!

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