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Queiroz: Rooney Will Return to His Best
Reuters UK, September 22nd, 2006 3:59PM

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Manchester United has hit back at suggestions in the British press that Wayne Rooney has lost his appetite for the game. Assistant coach Carlos Queiroz said the club shouldn't be expected to work miracles with a player who has only played five or six games in the last six months. He's referring of course to the broken metatarsal Rooney sustained at the end of April. The player's comeback was then held up by a three-match ban carried over from a preseason red card; Rooney has only played a full 90 minutes once for the club this season. "[Wayne] needs to play to get back to get his maximum form and that is what will happen in the next few weeks, for sure," Queiroz, former coach of MLS's Metrostars said. "He has a special winning mentality that every time he goes out, there is only one thing in his mind -- that is to perform and win the game." Following his three-game red card ban, Rooney returned to face Celtic in the Champions League and then Arsenal in the Premiership, but was castigated in the press for what were perceived to be a pair of lackluster performances. On Saturday, United travels to Madejski Stadium to face Reading and U.S. national team pair Bobby Convey and Marcus Hahnemann. Queiroz pointed out that Reading, which sits sixth in the Premier League table with nine points, has "started the season in a fantastic way," will be relaxed, as all the pressure will be on Manchester United. Read the original story...


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