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Dutch legend Gullit: Man Utd captain Rooney messed about by coaches

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit feels managers have hurt the career of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.

Ahead of Saturday's Manchester derby, Dutch football legend Gullit says Rooney would have become an even better player had he been deployed in one position, rather than being shunted all over the pitch to accommodate others.

“I've seen so many coaches or managers over the years mess Rooney about," said Gullit.

“They've been juggling him between the No.10 position, the striker's position or an attacking role from the left. Sir Alex, in the end, used him in that role.

“I feel that Wayne has never been able to focus on one position during his career.

"Rooney is a player who could play very well in the No.10 position, as a kind of a fake striker."

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