Rooney set for crunch Man United talks

Wayne Rooney is set for crunch talks with new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal when he comes back from the World Cup, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The current Holland chief is set to officially move to Old Trafford when his duties with the Oranje in Brazil have ended, and he’s rumoured to have big plans to change things in the club’s first-team set-up.

Due to his good relationship with Robin van Persie, LVG is set to make the Dutch forward his captain and main striker, which could see Rooney shifted to a role on the left in a 4-3-3 formation.

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The 28-year-old has been used in the position for England of late, and is known to prefer a central berth as either a number nine or attacking midfielder.

‘Wazza’ is said to have concerns that he will be shifted, and although he’s shown a willingness to sacrifice himself for the team in the past, he wants assurances that he will be a key man.

Van Gaal is expected to play his favoured formation despite having experimented with a five man backline in recent times with Holland.


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