Wayne Rooney has hit back at his critics following his goal in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Everton, reports the Daily Mail.
The Red Devils captain scored just his second league goal of the season in the rout over his former club at Goodison Park, as United returned to winning ways after the international break.
He netted his first away Premier League goal in 11 months to complete the scoring yesterday, and his first against Everton since 2007.
The England captain recently broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time scoring record for the Three Lions, and is now on 50 goals for his country.
However, he has struggled domestically, leading to questions about his place in Louis van Gaal’s starting line-up.
‘What matters is what my manager and team-mates think’, said Rooney.
‘I’m a strong man, I’ve had it throughout my career’, he added.
The goal brought him into joint second place as in the Premier League’s scoring ranks, with the 29-year old now level with Andy Cole on 187 goals.
He still trails Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer, who is out on his own with 260 strikes.