Fans of Manchester United, who are desperate to see Wayne Rooney continue his career at the club, may perceive his latest words as a potential comfort. Rooney has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford, after outgoing Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claimed last month that Rooney had handed in a transfer request, after falling down the pecking order this season.
With PSG rumoured to be interested and Arsene Wenger stating his admiration for the player, on the record, earlier this week Manchester United fans were braced for the departure of the man who has been integral to the success of the club over the last decade. Those fans will be much happier when they get an official statement from David Moyes, the club or Rooney himself.
But, in a recent interview with FourFourTwo magazine, Rooney talks about his role at Manchester United past and present and alludes to the future.
“In the years to come, that might be somewhere (the midfield) 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 the fans of Manchester United need now is that hugely reassuring picture slapped all over every back page, of Moyes and Rooney shaking hands, so that everyone related to the club can enjoy their summers safe in the knowledge that the brilliant scouser will be spending his best years at the club.
We shall of course keep you updated as events unfurl.