Rooney confident of handling intense pressure

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London, Sep 4(ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has expressed confidence about handling the intense pressure at Manchester United as well as handling responsibilities of the national squad.

At the club level, after Cristiano Ronaldo's exit, his responsibility at Old Trafford has doubled, while hopes and aspirations of the nation are on him to lead England to World Cup success.

"I started playing when I was 16 and there has always been expectation and pressure. I have no problem with that. I see it as a challenge," the Daily Express quoted Rooney, as saying.

"I hope I can be the main man. I am probably playing the best football I have played for England, certainly over the last year. I am really enjoying myself with Manchester United," he added.

The 23-year-old also said that Man U reckons Cristiano and Tevez's exit as a big challenge to retain the league title and, personally it is a better opportunity for him to score more goals.

"I want to score more goals. I should be scoring more goals," Rooney said.

Rooney further said that the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, will definitely be the biggest challenge in his career. (ANI)

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