Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney cannot wait to get back to playing in his favourite centre-forward position, and is relishing leading the Manchester United attack next season.
Since the arrival of manager Louis van Gaal, Rooney was given a supporting role behind strikers Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, but with both of them now having left Old Trafford it is up to Rooney to revert back to the role he players for Roy Hodgson’s England national team.
“The main striker is a position I think I can score goals from. I’m ready to take that mantle on and try to be the one to score the goals for us,” the 29-year-old said.
“I have no personal targets. I am working on getting fit and ready for the start of the season. I have never been one to set personal targets. I just want to help the team.”
While there is yet to be any additions to United’s forward line, LVG has brought in some midfield and defensive reinforcement, and while Rooney says he will do all he can to help them it is up to them to show how much they are worth to United.
“I’ve been trying to help the new players settle in. But the ones we’ve brought in are experienced and successful and I’m sure they’ll bring a lot to the team,” he added.
“I can try to help them learn about the history of the club and what’s expected. But it’s up to them to prove themselves.”