England boss will be a relieved man after star striker Wayne Rooney found his scoring boots again as he fired Manchester United to a 3-1 over Aston Villa last night.
Rooney capped an excellent performance with two well taken goals. His first goal was a masterpiece in execution, latching on to a Van Der Sar long ball, the former Everton man took the ball down excellently before driving a fierce shot past Brad Freidel after just one minute, before doubling his tally when Nani found him with an excellent cross.
The manner of the performance will please Capello more than the goals, although the Italian will be happy Rooney is back amongst the goals after a barren spell. Rooney’s goals against Villa meant he doubled his tally for the season, and after missing games over the crucial Christmas period Rooney is now hoping to get back amongst the goals. He said: “I have been happy with my play but obviously I want to score”.
“As a striker you want to score goals but I have been happy with my performances, apart from the Blackpool match last week.” He added.
Rooney was impressed with the service he received during the game and will now hope the likes of Ashley Young and Aaron Lennon will be able to provide a similar standard of delivery for the striker. Although he struggled in an England shirt recently, he is still amongst the favourites with bigfreebet to finish his country’s top scorer in the European qualifying campaign.
The Manchester United man endured a torrid time during England’s doomed World Cup campaign, failing to score and publicly berating supporters for criticising his performances. An ankle injury meant he was sent to America by his club to recoup. The biggest controversy of the season came however, when the 26-year-old handed in a transfer request to his club. He soon retracted his request and is now looking to recapture the form that saw him score over 30 goals in the 2009/10 season.
Big free bet will likely see his odds for finishing as top scorer for United as long after Dimitar Berbatov’s 19 goals so far this season.
England play Denmark at Wembley on February 9th ahead of the resumption of their crucial European Championship campaign against Wales in March. Capello will need to complete an immaculate qualifying campaign if he is to regain the trust of a nation, and needs Rooney to be fit to help him do so.