Wayne Rooney defends Danny Welbeck over lack of goals

Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is confident that Danny Welbeck will find form, despite being criticised for not scoring enough goals.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has defended his teammate Danny Welbeck for his recent lacklustre form in front of goal.

The England international has netted just one goal in 27 appearances for the Red Devils this season but Rooney expects the forward to find form.

"He is a great player and his time will come when he gets that run up front," BBC Sport quotes Rooney as saying. "Then I am sure then he will score goals."

Meanwhile, United are on course to clinch the Premier League title this season due to their nine-point lead at the top of the table.

Wayne Rooney taps in United's second against Southampton on January 30, 2013
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