The media is quick to hammer Wayne Rooney if the striker isn’t performing, but even the most hardened critics have to sit back and marvel in the wake of the recent blistering form of our no.10.
Rooney’s strike against Celtic was his ninth in seven games, his best sequence since joining the Reds in 2004. The Merseysider is a player high on confidence for club and country, and as he told the latest issue of Inside United, when things click he feels simply invincible.
“It’s brilliant,” he said. “You practise on the training ground to make things happen in games, and when those things actually come off during a match, it’s great because the work you’ve done has been worthwhile. Especially now we’re starting to play some really good football again.
"We’re getting the results and we’re also winning by a few goals, which will be important come the end of the season.”
Leaving aside the business end of the season for now, late autumn seems to be when Rooney tends to flourish; this is the third consecutive season in which he’s hit top