Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has not scored in any Premier League match so far this season. He last got a Premier League goal back in April against Aston Villa but since then has gone on a goal drought which is now the longest ever in the England player’s career. Scoring is not his problem, because he opened the scoring for Manchester United in their midweek match against Ipswich which the team later on to win 4-0. He also netted a hat-trick in United’s qualifying match against Club Brugge. Rooney also got on the score sheet twice on international duty with England in September scoring two successful penalties against San Marino and Switzerland to become England’s all time leading goal scorer. If Rooney fails to get a goal against Sunderland at Old Trafford today his goal drought would stretch beyond 1,000 minutes.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal defended his player stating that he thinks his captain has just been a bit unlucky in the league. He also went on to say that the fact that Rooney hasn’t scored in the Premier League is not a problem to him or the club. The Dutch manager is confident his player would break the deadlock soon. In the meantime, United has found another goal scorer in summer signing Anthony Martial, the young French international has scored four times in four games since his arrival this season. If he scores against Sunderland today, he would go on to become the first Premier League player to score in his first three matches for a club. Louis van Gaal is hoping that Wayne Rooney could strike a good partnership in the United attack line.