Former Man United star backs Rooney to star at World Cup

Wayne Rooney has been backed to shine for England at the World Cup this summer by former Manchester United midfield general Roy Keane.

The talismanic forward has endured a frustrating time of it at club level in recent times, with the Red Devils having suffered a woeful 2013/14.

Rooney himself netted 19 goals in 40 outings, but was unable to keep his team in contention for a top four finish.

The England star has never really shone for the Three Lions at a major tournament, but Keane feels that he could use the hurt of the season just gone to shoot down the likes of Italy, Costa Rica and Uruguay in Brazil:

“Wayne’s not going into the World Cup on the back of a top season at United in terms of winning trophies, and you could say that for a lot of the England players.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.

“Wayne had a decent enough season himself. It might help him, he might use the frustration he has had at United this year to the benefit of England.”

Rooney is expected to play a pivotal role for England at the World Cup, with a slot alongside Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool up front expected.