Rooney returned from injury in Wednesday's Capital One Cup win against Newcastle and excelled in a deeper role than usual but admits he still seems himself as 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."