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Capello working with Man Utd's Rooney to improve finishing

England boss Fabio Capello has revealed he's been working with Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney on improving his scoring.

"Rooney is the most talented England player and I'm confident he still has a lot of improvement ahead of him." said Fab.

"He is very good at everything. But the one thing he needs to improve, can improve and will improve is that in every game he has a lot of goalscoring chances and still doesn't take them - or nowhere near as many as he should.

"I have spoken to Rooney and technically he is very strong but what he needs to do is be more relaxed in front of goal. Not to be obsessed. Not to have this obsession about scoring. He will score more goals. He will improve year on year. He is young and still has to mature.

"He is not scoring at the moment but he has chances. And a player who has chances, sooner or later, is going to break the duck and score. I've seen a few players who have looked like they were never going to become goalscorers but then, at 26 years of age, they started scoring.

"It depends on how relaxed and confident you are in front of goal. I'm much more wary of forwards who don't get chances because, if you don't get chances, you're never going to score. I remember when Hernan Crespo went to Parma in Italy he didn't score many goals for two seasons. And then he started getting loads."

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