Wayne Rooney Set For Extended Run In Man Utd’s Midfield

Reports are out claiming that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has praised Wayne Rooney’s versatility as he looks set to continue in the central midfield role he has occupied recently.

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The England international played as a deep-lying midfielder against Aston Villa as Manchester United extended their unbeaten run to seven games at Villa Park.

“Against Aston Villa, he (Rooney) was more of a defensive midfielder,” said van Gaal.

“He has the ability to run from box to box – that is also a little bit that he has to feel in the match, to read in the match that he can do that.

“That is a matter of time and I believe that he can do that.”

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