Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Brown Hails Rooney Genius

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Brown Hails Rooney Genius

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WAYNE ROONEY'S presence is enough to give Manchester United a lift, such is the aura that has been built up around the England striker.

Rooney took his goal tally for the season to 23 against Portsmouth, equalling his personal best.

Now, he aims to break new ground at Aston Villa tonight, and exert more pressure on top-flight title rivals Chelsea.

Former England skipper Alan Shearer is not on his own in believing Rooney has carried United for much of the current campaign.

Wes Brown does not agree with that statement. But he does acknowledge having Rooney alongside him brings an extra air of confidence.

"It gives you so much of a boost knowing he can always make something happen," said Brown.

"It definitely helps when you are playing in a game.

"Wayne is playing fantastically well at the moment. He is a pleasure to watch, not just for the fans but for the other players around him.

"We don't rely on him but he is a big influence for us. …

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