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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Wayne Rooney to go on a scoring spree after the striker began 2011 by ending his barren spell.

Ferguson was thrilled with Rooney’s all-round display after he also created United’s 75th-minute winner, delivering the corner which was headed home by Mexican substitute Javier Hernandez.

“He was out of this world,” Ferguson said of Rooney. “He drove us on. I’m very pleased for Wayne. He’s got his goal so that’s him off the mark. Hopefully, that’s him on a run now.”

“It was a massive result for us,” he said. “We’ve had to battle in games a lot down the years and this was one of them.

“In fairness to the players, even though some of them didn’t play well, they battled all the way through.”

Ferguson admitted his team were fortunate to escape the first claim, which should also have resulted in a red card for veteran right-back Neville.

“It was a penalty,” he said. “I thought it was difficult for the referee. At the time I thought Gary had got it but when I saw the replay he had got the outside of the player’s leg.”

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