Michael Carrick insists Manchester United teammates never lost confidence in Wayne Rooney.

Carrick rejects the theory Rooney has got his focus back.

For he insists it was never lost in the first place.

"You cannot question his focus at all," the 32-year-old said. "As players, you have good spells and spells where it doesn't quite go for you.

"He is having a great one at the moment and I am sure it will continue for a long time."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball