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Man Utd's Rooney admits aerial weakness

Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney admits there's one area of his game that needs improving - his heading.

The England star has scored 59 times in three years at Old Trafford - but only once with his head.

Rooney got the opener in United's 2-1 loss at Arsenal back in January but is now determined to prove himself as an all-round finisher. He said: "I've been working on my heading a lot in training, just taking crosses and working on my timing.

"I'm not bad in training but then the games come and . . . I dunno.

"I've only scored one header for United and I haven't a clue why. But, hopefully, I'll get more this year."

Rooney insisted he has never been bothered about the number of times he scores.

He added: "There's more to my game than just scoring. I went 12 games last season without a goal but I set them up for others and we were still winning, so it didn't bother me."

Rooney is itching to get back in action after his summer break.

He said: "I've learned from watching senior players like Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes.

"They know all the right things to do in training and in their preparations but the main thing is their winning mentality.

"They've still got that desire and hunger to win."

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