Van Gaal Insists Rooney Is Happy In New Midfield Role

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists that the England captain is happy playing in a deeper position, despite not having scored for United in nine games.

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Since using Rooney in a deeper-lying position in midfield, the Dutchman‰Ûªs club captain has not only not score in nine games, but has also failed to register a shot on target this year since the move from playing up top.

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However, according to the Mirror, despite the ongoing goal drought, Rooney is happy in the midfield role, with Louis van Gaal believing that the club captain betters his other midfielders in the position.

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He said: ‰ÛÏHe‰Ûªs happy, otherwise he should come to me and say he‰Ûªs not happy. He never does.‰Û

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‰ÛÏHe‰Ûªs always friendly to me. He wants to perform what I want, so that‰Ûªs what I see.

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He added: ‰ÛÏOf course, when the whole world is writing he has to be in the striker‰Ûªs position, he will be thinking ‰Û÷maybe, hey‰Ûª. He‰Ûªs human.‰Û

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Rooney is likely to start in midfield once again for United in tonight‰Ûªs FA Cup fifth round clash against Preston North End, as Louis van Gaal looks to elongate his proud record of having claimed a title in the debut season at each club he has managed.

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