Rooney scored his first league goals in 2015 against Sunderland.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has recently bemoaned the lack of a ’20-goal-a-season striker’ in his squad.
The Dutchman has pointed to a number of different reasons as to why his multi-million pound squad isn’t operating as it should.
His latest admission is odd though, considering he has three world class forwards in his squad in Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.
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Against Sunderland however, Rooney netted a brace after returning to centre forward position.
Gary Lineker took twitter and stated that Van Gaal may have found his prolific striker capable of reaching the milestone he wants, if he continued to play Rooney up front all season.
If Van Gaal had played Rooney up front all season I suspect he’d have his 20 goal a season striker.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 28, 2015