Man Utd striker Rooney happy with midfield role

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney played in midfield for victory at Stoke City yesterday. Rooney was more pleased with the three points than his own personal performance.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney played in midfield for victory at Stoke City yesterday.

Rooney was more pleased with the three points than his own personal performance.

"I've played there a few times this season and I just had to make sure I got myself back alongside Michael [Carrick] and alongside Rio [Ferdinand] and Vida [Nemanja Vidic] for the second balls," he revealed to MUTV. "And then, when I could, try and get my foot on the ball and break forwards. I thought I managed to do that.

"As a centre-forward, you always look to score goals, but you have to hold yourself back at times and try and do a job for the team, try and help the team keep the ball and move up the pitch together.

"You enjoy it when you win. I think it was a good, disciplined performance by us and when you're on the football pitch, winning games, you always enjoy it."

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