Manchester United Forward Wayne Rooney Sees Future as Midfielder

The striker admits he would be happy to move into the midfield.

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that he would be happy to play in midfield come the day when he loses his speed.

Rooney burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old with Everton, scoring two goals in a League Cup tie at Wrexham in 2002, and he has hardly looked back since having scored 29 goals in 75 appearances for his national side.

Rooney is by no means beginning to lack a cutting edge but the striker has stated that as he begins to lose his sharpness in front of goal he will happily drop back into a midfield role from where he believes he will be able to exert a greater influence in the later stages of his career, reports Sky Sports.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson called on Rooney to fill the central playmaker role in several games last season after injuries to key players in that position, and the striker has professed to having enjoyed adapting to the needs of the team on these occasions, even if his main love will always remain as a striker.

Rooney has made 253 appearances for Man Utd since signing from Everton in 2004, amassing 129 goals.

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