Giggs backs misfiring Rooney

Ryan Giggs has offered his support to Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney following his latest penalty miss.

Last Updated: 17/01/13 at 18:17 Post Comment

Wayne Rooney reacts to missing a penalty for Manchester United in their FA Cup w

Wayne Rooney reacts to missing a penalty for Manchester United in their FA Cup w

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Rooney fired his effort over the crossbar in United's 1-0 win over West Ham in Wednesday night's FA Cup third round replay at Old Trafford.

The England striker has now missed two penalties this season and 10 in total for the club, with the team as a whole faring little better, having put away just four spot-kicks from nine.

But Giggs recalls Ruud van Nistelrooy going through a similar poor run for United before rediscovering his penalty form and Giggs has backed Rooney to do the same.

"Players sometimes go through these types of spells," said Giggs. "Ruud van Nistelrooy missed three on the trot. Not many people remember that but I certainly do.

"The fourth one he stepped up, buried it and probably didn't miss one again.

"Wayne is our penalty taker. He will be disappointed because he is a goalscorer who wants to score goals but I am sure if we get another, he will take it."

Giggs would not be drawn on how long he will extend his time at Old Trafford for but he turned in a man-of-the-match performance against West Ham, prompting Sir Alex Ferguson to insist he could remain on the playing staff for at least one more season.

"I am not thinking about my contract at the moment. It is like previous seasons, I am quite relaxed about it," added Giggs.

"I am just enjoying my football. There are so many crucial games at the moment I am not too bothered about what is happening next year.

"I feel good though. Obviously the manager knows how to look after me and I try and look after myself as best I can, which you have to at this age.

"I am not going to play every game but I have to be ready and prepared when called upon."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Hull charged the Liverpool fans more because their massive sense of entitlement takes up more room? Badum tish.

sailingmagpie
Everton team subsidise awayday

T

he John Carver Experiment sounds like the worst jazz fusion band of all time. Which is saying something.

sailingmagpie
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

T

ime to play Liverpool players in their natural positions? I agree, but surely the subs' bench isn't big enough for all of them?

balls-to-monty
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

Footer 365

Serie A round-up: Roma up to second, Milan receive fastest red card

Roma moved up to second in the table after Lazio were held by Atalanta, while AC Milan played 89 minutes with 10 men.

Ligue 1 round-up: Monaco hammer Toulouse, PSG go top, Lens relegated

Monaco hammered Toulouse to stay third, while PSG regained top spot and Lens' relegation was confirmed.

La Liga round-up: Valencia tighten grip on fourth, Malaga's poor run continues

Valencia eased their way to a 3-1 win at home to Eibar to tighten their grip on the fourth Champions League spot.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company