Wayne Rooney has dismissed suggestions that his near future could be spent playing in midfield, insisting that new Manchester United manager David Moyes should see him as a striker, according to the
Rooney’s future at United remains in doubt ahead of talks with Moyes and Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs monitoring the situation. But regardless of the club that Rooney calls home, he believes attack is his most effective position – although did concede that his long-term role could be further back.
“ In the years to come, [midfield] might be somewhere I could play, but, right now, I’m definitely a centre-forward. I’m after more goals,” Rooney told FourFourTwo.
He added: “I’ve played up front on my own a few times for Manchester United and it’s a role I’m very comfortable with and have no problems playing.
“When you play as a target man, you have to stay up front and help the team out by holding the ball up and waiting for support. That all comes with experience. It’s a good role for me to play, and hopefully I can continue doing well there.”
Rooney, who denies having issued a transfer request to Sir Alex Ferguson, played as a centre-forward for England against Brazil on Sunday, scoring once and creating the Three Lions’ other goal in a 2-2 draw.
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