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Man Utd legend Ince: Insult to play Rooney in midfield

Manchester United legend Paul Ince says Wayne Rooney needs to play as a striker.

After failing to make an impact in central midfield for England against Slovakia last Sunday, Ince will be only too pleased to see Rooney return to a more attacking role for his club on Saturday against Manchester City.

“It's an insult to Rooney playing him in midfield," said Ince to Paddy Power.

“He is the greatest goal scorer for England and he's only three goals shy of being the greatest goal scorer for Manchester United - so why do you want to play him anywhere else?

“He has always been a clever player, but midfield is not about getting the ball and spraying it 40 yards out wide with a Hollywood pass. You have got to track people, you have got to tackle and you have got to win the battles in there.

“Rooney hasn't got the mentality of a centre midfield player to go up against the likes of Didi or myself. We would simply overrun him."

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