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A Timely Boost To Rooney's Confidence

A Timely Boost To Rooney's Confidence

England looked like a proper football team for the first time in ages yesterday in Zagreb: they thrashed Croatia 4-1 to become the first side to ever win a competitive international game against the Croatians on their own turf.

The media, understandably, focused on Theo Walcott who produced a spectacularly brilliant performance and the first England hat-trick since Munich. However, we should not let Rooney's performance pass unnoticed as he played better than any time this season.

After a quiet start Wayne got into his stride. His first assist was the penultimate touch in a brilliant move, finished expertly by Walcott. In the second half he added a third England goal with a cool finish and he visibly grew in confidence after that. His sublime, brilliant pass to Theo Walcott created the fourth goal and he definitely looked like the real Wayne Rooney.

Now, I don't think I need to stress how important it is now, with United set to face Liverpool, Villarreal and Chelsea in eight days' time. Rooney, who is a confidence player, finally produced a standout performance which lived up to the nations' and more importantly, to his own expectations.

Hopefully, this will take some of the burden off him and he will temporarily put his selfless, hard-working self aside to show a little bit more brilliance which we know he is capable of. And what better place to start than Anfield where he scored a winner once, back in 2005?

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Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday September 11 2008
Time: 9:41AM

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I was saying to a couple of friends last night, who are Utd fans, that having a CF like Heskey or Berbatov will help Rooney's game so much as it showed last night. Hopefully he'll help you humiliate Liverpool this weekend.
Toffee Joe
11/09/2008 10:45:00
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Come on now, let's not get carried away with the England win. I think it is quite obvious that when the LHC 'doomsday' machine was switched on the world was temporarily pulled through a miniture black hole into a dimension where England could actually play football! It may be worth trying it again when the next games come on! Silliness aside, well done Rooney! Good to have ya back fella!
Tosswink
11/09/2008 10:59:00
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Hopefully we'll see the best of Rooney now. He was buzzing with confidence, which we haven't seen in recent times. Anfield next up, and we know how Rooney loves to score there...
Man utd champions
11/09/2008 17:08:00
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