Manchester United boss predicts goalscoring run for star striker

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal expects star striker Wayne Rooney to continue scoring the goals after grabbing his second in their 3-0 victory over Everton, Express reports.

Rooney has come under some criticism recently for his lack of goals so far this season, despite breaking England’s goalscoring record held by Sir Bobby Charlton last month.

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But after going five league games without putting the ball in the back of the net, the 31-year-old now has two in his last three matches, and Van Gaal believes that there is more to come from the former Toffees attacker.

He said: “For me it is not important if he scores or not scores. But maybe it is the start of many goals.”

Van Gaal went on to add that it was a brilliant response from his side after their 3-0 loss against Arsenal last weekend, before praising Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera who scored and assisted another.

“It is an understatement to call it a response,” the Dutchman said.

“I have to mention Ander Herrera. When Herrera is playing like that it is difficult to not select him. He played very well and had a great contribution with the goals.”

The Red Devils will host league leaders Manchester City at Old Trafford in their next fixture, and a victory will allow United to leapfrog the Citizens on the table.

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