Giggs hails Roo contribution
Manchester United's veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs is confident that Wayne Rooney will be back to his very best in no time at all.
The 36-year-old has assured Rooney that he is still making a valuable contribution to the cause, despite the England striker failing to hit the net since March, when he scored in the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich.
Rooney prepares to face Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday aiming to end the barren run of 13 matches and the Welshman is sure that the 24-year-old will soon rediscover his goalscoring touch.
"Over the years, I have seen it here quite a lot," reflected Giggs.
"People have got all the headlines because they have scored a goal then
actually their performance has been rubbish.
"Wayne's performance on Monday was good. His movement was good and he was creating chances.
"But I accept primarily goalscorers want to score, especially after getting so
many last year.
"If he carries on playing well and getting chances, it will come sooner rather
than later because he is a brilliant player."
Giggs himself has no such worries having scored against Newcastle at Old Trafford on Monday night to become the only player to score in all 19 Premier League campaigns.
However, the one-club man is not getting carried away with his fine early season form.
"It was nice to score," he said.
"I scored in the third game last year, so I beat that, which is something to try and do.
"As for the goals themselves, it is not something I am especially proud of.
Playing for United, with the chances we create, I should have scored in all of those seasons."