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When will Rooney get his groove back?

Updated: August 17, 2010, 1:43 PM ET
By David Hirshey | Special to ESPN.com

There was a time when if you were told that Manchester United had won 3-0 as it did Monday against Newcastle United, your instinctive response would be "How many did Wayne Rooney score?" The hugely gifted Shrek look-alike was a goal-o-matic last season, notching 34 in all competitions, and would surely have added another dozen save for a debilitating ankle injury suffered in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich on March 31.

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