Ferguson backs midfielder Rooney

Apr 16, 2013, 01:13 IST | AFP

Alex Ferguson says Wayne Rooney's encouraging performance in central midfield during Manchester United's 2-0 win at Stoke City will help his confidence.

Rooney had a hand in United’s second goal as he set up Robin van Persie, who was fouled by Andy Wilkinson before slotting home the resulting penalty. Ferguson said: “Wayne was brilliant.

I was thinking he possibly needed a different role in terms of getting his confidence back. He has been under a bit of criticism. There were some doubters but he’s fantastic.” 

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