Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Rooney in plea to Fergie

Wayne Rooney last night told Sir Alex Ferguson to give him a new role at Manchester United.

Rooney has spent months sacrificing his best attacking instincts by playing on the left-wing for United but he is expected to start for England against Kazakhstan tomorrow in his favourite role behind the main striker.

The 23-year-old said he preferred the position that Fabio Capello had found for him with England to his left-sided role with United.

"As a forward player, you need to be selfish if you're going to score the goals you want," Rooney said. "I love playing for the team. I've done that for many years, now. But maybe I do need to be more selfish if I'm going to be playing in the role I want to be playing."