Wayne Rooney has claimed that he is prepared to take on the burden of goals in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s currently the fourth highest scorer in the league but is aiming to beat his best scoring total of 23 goals this season.

“Having lost Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, myself and the other forwards have to step up to the plate and score more goals,” said Rooney. “Hopefully, with the way I’ve started the season, I’ll end up with my best scoring total for United. I’ve always scored in bursts throughout my career. I want to become more consistent and start scoring on a more regular basis. We’ve had to adjust and try to play a different way without Ronaldo. Other players have to fill the gap he’s left. Hopefully, by the end of the season, we’ll have proved we can cope without him by carrying on winning trophies.”