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Wayne Rooney Says United Will Get Best Out Of Him As A Striker: The Daily EPL

Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney has said that the club will get the best out of him in the future as a centre-forward.

Rooney’s position on the pitch has slowly drifted into a midfield role, but he’s been featured less and less as a true number nine on the pitch, and has played a number 10 role for Sir Alex Ferguson.

But with Moyes in charge, Rooney has an opportunity to press his influence to try to see if he can play up front more often, alongside Robin van Persie.

Here’s what he said to Four Four Magazine in an interview:

“In the years to come, that might be somewhere I could play, but, right now, I’m definitely a centre-forward. I’m after more goals.

“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.”

What do you think? Is Rooney better in midfield or as a centre-forward? Let us know where you think he should play by posting a comment below.

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  1. Wongo1

    June 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    If Wayne wants to play up front he needs to stop smoking, stop shagging grannies, stop being a petulant child and get more fit.

    As SAF said Wayne Rooney at his best would never be left out of any team. Grow up Wayne.

  2. jtm371

    June 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    sorry Shrek your glory is behind you maybe should have taken better care of your body.not even close who is a better striker RVP by him be rid of the malcontent.

  3. Md Alif

    June 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    In a way its very true, Wayne himself knows what he is capable of. He’s done it before and United bought him as a striker not a midfielder. In fact Wayne can be deployed anywhere in the team. He has done his fair share of defensive duties since the day he join United. The fact is that the Persie and Rooney combination has not liven to its full potential. This combination should be given another chance and another season with Rooney around.

  4. Guy

    June 5, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Chicharito’s attitude is stunningly refreshing. He likes it at United and is happy to stay there despite not seeing that much playing time.

    At some point I’m sure he would like to move on to a team where he will have a more prominent role and get more time on the pitch, but for now he’s ready to give it his all for United whenever called upon. No whining or veiled threats.

    What’s up with that?

    • Wongo1

      June 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Chica is a model pro just like Ole was, in fact most United players are totally professional. Wayne is a knob head and needs to really have a good think about what it is he is trying to accomplish. His agent is agitating for more cash and i wish them both the best with that. United will not be held to ransom this time.

  5. ed

    June 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Didn’t he have a tremendous season as the lone striker after C.Ronaldo left? In fact he scored more goals than Ronaldo if i remember correctly.

  6. CTBlues

    June 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Did any network pick up the rights for the UEFA U21 Championship?

    • The Gaffer

      June 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

      ESPN. Check the TV schedule page at

      We’ll have an open thread today for the Italy-England game. The above schedule only lists the England games, but all games will be on ESPN3/WatchESPN as well as select games on telly.

      The Gaffer

      • CTBlues

        June 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm

        Thanks Gaffer, I’ll set up my DVR for the match this afternoon.

  7. David

    June 5, 2013 at 11:28 am

    What is it with English players, first it was Sturridge now Rooney, that they want to play as lone strikers rather than play where their clubs feel they are best to help the team. Do you think it may have something to do with them being selfish?

  8. Mufc77

    June 5, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Nobody can argue Rooney isn’t a better CF than midfield player. Hes just entering his prime and has plenty of goals left in him.

  9. Marc L

    June 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

    The M(U)EN reports that Fernandinho undergoing medical at this moment at the Etihad.

    Great signing. Very enthused about him. Nice to see that the new boys in charge aren’t dawdling about before settling for the likes of Maicon and Sinclair and Javi Garcia on Deadline Day.

  10. elliott

    June 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Rooney has played well as a sole striker – but he’s nowhere near as good in that role as RVP.

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