Alex Ferguson breaks silence to praise 'back at his best' Wayne Rooney

With the brace against Bayer Leverkusen in United's Champions League opener, Rooney's tally at the club rose to 200 in 406 appearances, leaving him fourth on United's all-time leading scorers' list behind Bobby Charlton (249), Denis Law (237) and Jack Rowley (211).

updated: September 20, 2013 10:38 IST
  • Total Shares

Manchester: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has broken his post-retirement silence to praise Wayne Rooney for his start to the season, saying the England striker is "back to what we always remember."

Rooney's future at United was shrouded in uncertainty during the summer after falling out of favor last season with Ferguson, who revealed before retiring in May that the player had lodged a transfer request.

Chelsea made two bids for Rooney over the offseason but United refused to countenance selling him and is reaping the rewards, with Rooney scoring three times in his last two games.

Show Full Article
  • Football
  • Chelsea
  • Manchester City
  • FC Schalke 04
  • Arsenal
  • Manchester United
  • Alex Ferguson
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Jonny Evans
  • Mark Hughes
  • Wayne Rooney
  • English Premier League