At times it has seemed like the 26-year-old is doing the job single-handedly.
Ahead of Tuesday morning's (AEST) visit to former club Everton, Rooney insists
However, after losing out on the title to Manchester City on goal difference last term, the Red Devils favourite hopes
"We are playing for Manchester United, so there is always expectation on us," he said.
"Over the last two or three years I have been the one scoring the goals but that will not happen without the players to give you the assists.
"The only thing that will change is that we might be able to share the goals out a little bit more.
"It would be great for us to score more goals because effectively, that is what we lost the league on last season."
Having sat out England's friendly win over
And he admits
"Obviously it is great for the team - for the players and fans - to sign a player of his quality," he said.
"As forwards it is great for us to have someone like that to play with and it is always exciting when you sign a new player of that quality and ability.
"It also provides strong competition. We are all fighting for one or two places, which is good for the team as a whole."
At roughly the same time as Rooney was speaking, Dimitar Berbatov wandered past, cutting a largely forlorn figure as his Old Trafford career continues to tumble rapidly downhill.
After all, following his performances at
Instead, he finds himself relegated to third, potentially fourth depending upon how United's other significant summer transfer,
Ferguson has attempted to quell any disquiet from the Welbeck camp by insisting the 21-year-old has a big future.
"Danny is 22 November," said Ferguson. "As we know he has had growth spurts for the last few years and misses parts of seasons because of the little niggles he gets.
"He will still get little strains every now and then but when he has completed growing and is 23 or 24, he will be a fantastic player.
"He will learn from playing with
"We have a great combination of strikers now and that encourages me.
"It will be difficult for me but it is better that the whole team enjoys success because we have added another great player rather than worrying if they are going to play or not.
"They have to share in the way forward."
Rooney has an excellent goalscoring record in tandem with Welbeck.
Now he must do the same with
"Over the next few weeks, we will have to try to get that understanding," said Rooney.
"Hopefully it will come quite quickly and we can form a good partnership."
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