Rooney enjoying the competition
Wayne Rooney has come up to believe that United can win this title because they have a lot of options to choose from, especially attackers.
The United #10 returned from injury this week as he played against Newcastle in the Capital One Cup playing in a deeper role. However, he says he is more of a centre-forward.
“There is a lot of competition up front,” he told PA Sport. “It is great for the team. Robin [van Persie], Danny [Welbeck], Shinji [Kagawa], Javier [Hernandez] and myself are fighting for one or two places. It is great for the squad.
“The manager will rotate when he feels it is necessary. I am just looking forward to getting amongst the games in the Premier League and the Champions League.”
He was questioned about his ideal position to which he replied: “Anywhere! I am a centre-forward, whether that is playing high or just behind a centre-forward is for the manager to decide.
“There are options but there are a lot of games throughout the season. It is great for the squad that we have players with real quality. It means we can get a rest here and there to make sure we are ready for the big games towards the end of the season.”
Spurs have always suffered at Old Trafford but Andre Villa Boas will try his best to let United down.
“We always seem to do well against Tottenham,” added Rooney. “Hopefully that will continue. Tottenham are a good team with great players. We know it will be tough and we will need to be at our best to beat them. The most important thing is the result. We would like to play a little bit better and not concede as many goals as we have early in the season. It is something we have been working on. Hopefully it will happen for us.”
Will Rooney ever enjoy the position that he did before Persie arrived? We might find the answer to this in the next few weeks.