Manchester United legend Bryan Robson has been singing the praises of Wayne Rooney.
England international striker Rooney was made the captain of the Red Devils at the start of the season by new manager Louis van Gaal.
The 29-year-old has been suspended for the last three Premier League matches, but he had looked decent before then.
Rooney has scored three goals and created five chances in six league appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 50%.
There have been suggestions that former Everton star Rooney is past his best, but the Englishman remains a key player in Van Gaal’s team.
The veteran forward is expected to return to the United starting line-up against Manchester City for the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Robson has welcomed Rooney’s return from suspension, but believes that his compatriot will have to understand that he will be under more focus from now.
‘The way Wayne goes about the game, works hard for his team-mates and works hard for himself, is an example to everyone’, United’s official website quotes Robson as saying.
‘The one thing Wayne has to take on board is that he's under even more scrutiny now. We saw him get sent off recently and, as a captain, you can’t be doing that. But Wayne knows that – I spoke with him at the training ground after the incident and he's well aware of it’.
United will head into the Manchester derby placed eighth in the Premier League table with 13 points from nine matches, while City are currently third in the standings with 17 points from nine games.