Central role for Rooney

08 August 2009 01:00
Sir Alex Ferguson will hand Wayne Rooney a centre forward role this season after backing him to replace Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of Manchester United's goalscoring charts. Rooney has been deployed in a variety of roles in recent years, with the England international often shifted out wide or into a deeper position. Ferguson said: ""He will be used as a central striker this season. He goes on these bursts of goals. Last season I think he hit seven in a row at one point - but if he can do that more consistently over the season, he will get to 25 and above." He added: "I don't think the responsibility of getting more goals will affect Wayne at all. He's got the mental strength for all that kind of thing. "He's proved that time and time again."

Source: Eurosport

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