Ferguson warned of dangers of Rooney burn-out

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London, Feb 22 (ANI): Fears have been voiced on the over-reliance on Manchester United on Wayne Rooney, and boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been warned of the dangers of a burn-out of his ace striker.

TV pundit Alan Hansen hinted at an over-reliance on the star striker, and voiced the fear that Rooney could be buckling under too heavy a workload.

"He's had a lot of matches and it has taken its toll. The danger is he's played so many matches at full throttle he could be facing burn out by the end of the season," Hansen warned.I don't think it will happen, but Fabio Capello will be worried because he is so important to England. There were signs against Everton that the season is catching up with him, because he plays at full throttle in every game, with so much passion.

"I think Sir Alex will look at resting him, because United need him at his best, but he seemed out of sorts at Everton," The Mirror quoted Hansen, as saying.

Rooney looked troubled at Goodison and his touch and instinct in front of the goal seemed a little lacking, as his workload appeared to catch up with him.

Critics have been suggesting that United are too reliant on Rooney, and it appeared that way at the weekend, because when Everton controlled him, the Manchester side seemed to lack bvious attacking alternatives, the paper reports. (ANI)

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