Sir Alex Ferguson Insists Man Utd Didn’t Sign Rooney As A Striker

It has been reported that Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson says they didn’t sign Wayne Rooney as a striker.

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Rooney, who equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time England scoring record in Saturday’s victory over San Marino, moved to Old Trafford from Everton for £27million following an impressive campaign at Euro 2004.

“I would never have thought that, we didn’t recognise him as an out and out goalscorer, the evidence wasn’t there – he looked an outstanding footballer and that was the main reason we wanted him,” Ferguson told ITV Sport.

“It’s impossible not to recognise the impact Sir Bobby has on players – any time he came into the dressing room he’d have a word with Wayne and he’d appreciate it,” he added.

“This humble man, bald headed you’d say to yourself “is he a footballer?”

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