first_img Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney insists he was never worried about his form after ending his 11-match goal drought with a hat-trick against Club Brugge in the Champions League.Rooney gave United the lead before half-time before adding two more after the break as he ended his goal drought.Ander Herrera added a fourth to mark his return to the starting line-up as the Red Devils ran riot in Brugge and Rooney was certain he would find the net sooner or later.“If I didn’t have a strong character maybe that would have affected me, but I know my quality, I know what I give to the team and if the goals don’t go in I still bring a lot to my team-mates,” the England and United captain told BT Sport.“Thankfully I got the chances tonight and I stuck them in.“I wasn’t worried, if it was going on for three, four, five games more then maybe so but it’s early days and I knew when the chances came I’d take them.“As a striker obviously you want to score, everybody goes back to last season and it was so many games without scoring, but a lot of top quality strikers are yet to get off the mark at this stage.“I understand because of my name and because of who I am it will get publicised a lot more. That’s my job and I understand that.”And Louis van Gaal feels he played a key part in keeping Rooney’s confidence up as the pressure grew on the man closing in on Sir Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United goalscoring record.“I have given him always the confidence that a player needs,” the United manager said.“But I think Wayne has a very strong mentality and with his level he always shall come back. He proved that this evening.“Still it’s a long way for him and also for Manchester United it’s not so easy, but of course I’m very happy for him.” 1last_img

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