Fletcher - No worry over Wayne
Darren Fletcher has backed striker Wayne Rooney to come good for Manchester United.
Last Updated: 15/09/10 4:31pm
Darren Fletcher has backed striker Wayne Rooney to come good for Manchester United despite being left out of the side at the weekend.
The England international returned to the United fold against Rangers in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, however the 24-year-old failed to make any impression at Old Trafford.
The United star has been at the centre of huge turmoil in his personal life and manager Sir Alex Ferguson left Rooney out of the weekend trip to Everton.
However, Fletcher has no fears over Rooney's current form despite a visit from old rivals Liverpool looming on Sunday.
"There is nothing to worry about with Wayne," said Fletcher.
"Wayne is a top player and the goals will come because he has so much quality.
"It is up to us create the chances for him and give him the opportunities to score.
"Maybe we have not done that lately. Against Rangers we didn't create anything for him.
"He will be frustrated with that but it will come."
Fletcher also came to the defence of Ferguson, rejecting the theory that United's failure to break down Rangers was due to the number of changes made.
The midfielder was the only player to retain his place from the dramatic 3-3 draw at Goodison Park at the weekend.
"We have a big squad and everyone has a lot of ability," he said.
"It is difficult for the players coming in because they don't have that match sharpness.
"But training is intense and everyone is good enough to play in this team. The manager felt things needed freshening up and the team was good enough to win the match. I agree.
"What happened last night was that we came up against a team with five defenders and three centre-halves.
"Usually when you are up against teams who get men behind the ball, they have the extra man in midfield. It proved difficult to break down."