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Scholes: 'Fighter' Rooney will return to Man Utd team for Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is confident that his former teammate Wayne Rooney will make a return to Jose Mourinho's starting eleven for games against bigger teams.

The 30-year-old recently attracted severe criticism for his below-par performance in the 3-1 defeat to Watford and was subsequently dropped from the starting eleven for the game against Leicester City.

Rooney also started on the bench against Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League on Thursday night but Scholes expects his quality to return in time for more significant matches against top Premier League clubs.

Scholes told BT Sport: "I just think he is not in the greatest of form at the minute.

"And the timing is right for him not to be in the team.

"Wayne's a fighter. He won't sit back and just let this happen. He'll be fighting to get back into this team.

"I think when the big games come, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, we'll see Wayne back to his best.

"I'm certain he'll be back [for those games]."

Vyom Chaudhary
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