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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 31: during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on October 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has refused to drop Wayne Rooney from the team and believes that his contribution is more than just goals.

Rooney’s form is under scrutiny after the striker has failed to perform to the best of his abilities this season. He has scored just two Premier League goals in eleven matches this season.

“I still have confidence in Wayne Rooney,” the Dutchman told his pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.

“You can discuss everything about the scoring of Wayne Rooney but you can also discuss why other clubs are not scoring.

“But it is always Wayne Rooney and I can imagine that [it] is because Wayne Rooney is a fantastic player so the expectation is much higher than [on] another player in another club.

“I have confidence in this player. He gives more than only scoring goals. He is our captain and an example for the whole team.

“He has more credits than any other player. I have explained that to the group already one-and-a-half years ago.”