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United boss says he still has confidence in Rooney

Louis van Gaal insists he still has confidence in his captain Wayne Rooney despite his ongoing struggle for form and goals.

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Rooney has scored just twice in the Premier League this season, while United have failed to find the net in their last three matches.

Speaking at a press conference on the eve of the Reds' Champions League clash at home to CSKA Moscow, Van Gaal said Rooney has more credits than any other player:

FA to look at Wayne Rooney laser incident

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The Football Association will investigate the directing of a laser towards Wayne Rooney during Wednesday's Capital One Cup clash with Middlesbrough.

Footage from the fourth-round tie at Old Trafford shows a green light appearing on United and England captain Rooney's face as he prepared to take his kick in the penalty shoot-out at the end of the contest.

Rooney's effort was saved by Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias as United were beaten 3-1 in the shoot-out following a 0-0 draw after extra-time.

The FA said on Thursday it was aware of reports of the incident and was looking into the matter.

The penalties were taken at the end of the ground housing Middlesbrough supporters, with around 10,000 away fans in attendance.

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