Wayne Rooney was deployed as a midfielder and he wants to do it full-time
Wayne Rooney was given the midfield role during Manchester United’s FA Cup match against Everton which concluded with the team of Louis van Gaal claiming a 2-1 triumph as Manchester United advanced through the finals of the English competition.
In this match, Wayne Rooney was positioned in the center of the pitch in the midfield instead of his usual striker role and the English player made an impressive performance as he was involved in almost all the attacks of Manchester United and Rooney also made a superb goal- line clearance.
When the match was over, Wayne Rooney talked about his new midfield position and the English player stated that he would like to perform in this role on a regular basis and that he would like to replicate his former teammate Paul Scholes.
Paul Scholes spent over 20 years performing with Manchester United where he managed to lift 11 Premier League and 2 Champions League titles, are just a few of the pieces of silverware that Scholes sealed during his time in Old Trafford.
Rooney is hoping that he can have the same impact and influence that Paul Scholes used to have during his playing career.
"I've known him for a few years. I have played there a few times throughout my career and I can play the midfield position. I have played and watched Paul Scholes play that role for years and I always knew that one day that is where I would play, so I have tried to learn and watch what he did. It is still early days, but hopefully, if I keep playing there, I can develop and get better.’’ This was the statement released by Rooney as he talked about his former teammate Paul Scholes.
Since Louis van Gaal took charge of Manchester United, he started making positional changes in relation to a few of his players and one of them was Rooney as the English attacker was transferred to the center of the pitch and the captain is eager to help out his team in a new role.