Wayne Rooney targets midfield future

Louis van Gaal has been fielding the Man United captain in a deeper role of late

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

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Wayne Rooney sees himself as a midfielder going forward for Manchester United and England.

His club manager Louis van Gaal has been playing his captain in a more withdrawn role rather than as a striker, scoring in last night's final league match against Bournemouth.

Rooney says at the moment it's "probably better" for him to play deeper and that he can see himself featuring in that position prominently next season.

"Sometimes you have to make choices in your career and at the moment it's better for me to play deeper. It could be a bit different for England where I could still be the striker but probably next season that's where I see myself playing," he said, also alluding to his role with England at Euro 2016.