BOUNCE BACK

The Manchester United and England international striker Wayne Rooney has said that he will bounce back from his disappointing performance against Swansea during the weekend. Manchester United could only manage a 1-1 draw with Swansea during the weekend, which resulted in their lead at the top of the table cut to just four points. This draw was extremely frustrating for Sir Alex Ferguson especially given that United had a number of opportunities to win the match in the second half. Wayne Rooney was especially guilty of wasting a number of good openings created by the other players.

This led to the former Newcastle United striker an insurer labelling his performance as one of his worst ever. The 27-year-old, though, has said that he intends to put behind the bad performance against Swansea when the club will be facing Newcastle on Boxing Day. This is one of the tough fixtures for United during the Christmas period despite the fact that Newcastle are struggling for form. Rooney has said that he could not feel his poor performance on the pitch, but has promised to improve in the next match. Rooney was substituted after the hour mark, with a poor freekick by his final involvement in the game.

“I could feel it on the pitch that things weren’t right at Swansea. Some days you have an off day I could feel that and I couldn’t complain at being substituted. But the good thing I think about football, and especially over the Christmas period, is that you have lots of games and the Swansea game has gone for me and it is certainly not one I will remember. I will relish the next one, though,” said Rooney. The England international has largely been overshadowed by Robin van Persie this season. He has scored just seven league goals so far this season.

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