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Fulham boss Hughes dismisses scoring concerns for Man Utd ace Rooney

Fulham boss Mark Hughes expects Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to soon catch fire in front of goal.

Rooney and United visit Craven Cottage today.

"I was never prolific and would never score ones or twos every other game," said Hughes, who spent 13 years at Old Trafford over two spells.

"In fairness I was streaky myself and at times Wayne has been that type of striker.

"Sometimes my work as a player took me out of the areas where I was most effective and that was in and around the box.

"When you're trying to work hard for the team you can be out of the areas where you have maximum impact. That affects the number of goals you score.

"There's a bit of that in Wayne's play at the moment because he's such an enthusiastic guy and wants to be involved in every aspect of the team's play.

"That's taken him away from being in areas where's he's most dangerous.

"It's only a matter of time before he starts scoring, as long as it's not this weekend!

"He's a quality player. Class is permanent, form is temporary.

"There's no doubt he'll return to scoring ways and once he does he'll find they'll flow quite freely."

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