Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed his star striker Wayne Rooney to go on a goal spree following his wonderful derby winner.
The England international has been inconsistent this season and Ferguson backed him to go on a similar spree following his two goals against Aston Villa.
The next game Rooney was woeful against Wolves and he was largely disappointing against Manchester City before popping up with a wonder goal to win the derby near the end.
Fergie feels Rooneys goal should boost his confidence, and is backing the player to go on a goal spree, starting with todays match against non league Crawley Town in the FA Cup.
“Up until last season Wayne used to go on these scoring bursts,” said Sir Alex.
“He used to do it in five or six games in a row and then go missing in terms of goals for a few games and then come back again.
“I would be quite happy for him to go on a burst now because we have some really important games coming up.”
Ferguson will be looking to utilise the full strength of his squad for his Champions League commitments, as well as games against Chelsea, Liverpool and Wigan.
Talking about another squad player, Mexican Javier Hernandez already has 11 goals for United, despite limited opportunities.
Ferguson see’s him as more of an impact sub while he adapts to the physical demands of the English game.
“That is possibly true at this moment in time,” added Ferguson.
“Javier’s training performances have improved tremendously in the last couple of months.
“His work rate and practice ethic have been very good. He comes in early and stays behind. He has done very well in that sense and is improving all the time.
“He is a great impact player.”