Doubts continue to grow about marksman’s Red Devils future.
Unsettled Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney has insisted that he still sees himself as a centre forward and not as a deep-lying midfield player as he was sometimes played at in the north west last season, reports the Daily Mirror.
The England international has been the subject of intense speculation of late linking the 27-year-old with a big-money move away from Old Trafford when the summer transfer window once again swings open into action on July 1, with the likes of Premier League duo Chelsea and Arsenal, as well as big-spending Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, all reportedly keen to sign the player for next season.
However, the attacker has insisted that he simply wants to get back playing up front again for the Premier League champions next campaign, when he will be working under new head coach David Moyes, the man who first gave Rooney his top-flight debut when the pair worked together at Everton in 2002.
“No. 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,” Rooney told the July edition of FourFourTwo magazine.
“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 netted 12 goals in 26 Premier League matches for United last season.