Giggs backs Rooney to fire
Ryan Giggs is convinced Wayne Rooney will be fit and back to his best sooner rather than later.
The veteran winger believes the attention Rooney is receiving in the media at the moment is just part and parcel of being a Manchester United player.
Rooney's Premier League goal in the 3-0 victory against West Ham was the 24-year-old's first for the club since March, although he is currently out of action for up to three weeks because of an ankle injury.
Giggs is adamant that nobody at Old Trafford is worried about his recent form, amid allegations over his private life, and believes he will eventually come through his poor spell when he is back fit.
The 36-year-old told Sky Sports News: "Wayne is obviously a quality player. The season he had last year, scoring so many goals. He was single-handedly winning games for us at times.
"There is a lot of pressure on world class players and Wayne is certainly that.
"Because he hasn't started the season on fire, nobody is worried at the club. It is a long season and we all know what a quality player he is.
"We said at the start of the campaign, we cannot rely on Wayne like we have done. We did do last year.
"So, when Wayne starts scoring, we'll be in extremely good shape."
Giggs expects the England forward to come through the recent criticism he has received by the media and supporters over the past few weeks.
"It's part and parcel of being a United player, being a quality player, and playing for England," said the Welshman.
"If you're not banging goals in and you're not playing every week you're open to that criticism.
"There are 27 players in the squad, it's not all about one player."
"Wayne started playing when he was 16, you can't go throughout your career without people having a go at you.
"I've had it numerous times through my career. That's what happens when you're playing at such a big club."