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Beckham: Rooney Will Shut Up Critics

Manchester United legend David Beckham has backed current Red Devils captain, Wayne Rooney, to silence his critics this season.
 
 
Rooney has scored five goals in all competitions this season, although it his performances in the Premier League which have come under criticism, as his found the back of the net once.
 
The 29-year-old recently became England's record goalscorer and Beckham feels players like Rooney can't be written off.
 
"I don't think you can ever write off a player that's scored the number of goals he has for England and Manchester United," Beckham told SkySports News.
 
"Being the player he is and has been over the years, you can never write off someone like that.
 
"Players like that can always make you eat your words."
 
Beckham also believes that Rooney can emulate United legend, Ryan Giggs, who also changed his position in the final stages of his career.
 
"I think when you get older, you have to adapt your play. Ryan Giggs was a prime example," Beckham said.
 
"He got to a certain age and then he dropped into midfield a lot more and played that central role. I think Wayne will do the same.
 
"He's an out-and-out goalscorer, but I think at the end of the day with Wayne, he's proved he can step into the midfield and play.
 
"If you're comfortable on the ball, as players such as Wayne and Giggsy are you can do that."
 
 
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