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30th Dec 2015

Video: David Moyes backs ‘mature’ Wayne Rooney to excel in midfield

Tom Victor

Wayne Rooney’s future is in midfield, according to his former boss David Moyes.

But Moyes is convinced the England striker has the goal-getting ability to thrive up front for a little longer before dropping deeper.

The Scotsman, who managed Rooney at Everton and Manchester United, was speaking on The Clare Balding Show on BT Sport.

Manchester United Training Session and Press Conference

“Wayne can play in any position,” Moyes said.

“He was great in goals – as a 16 year old boy he would be diving about in front of the goals – he was mad at that time, but you look at the way he has matured, he is England captain, Manchester United captain.

“I think he’ll go on to be a midfield player, he’ll play again, but at the moment he’s still such a good goal scorer you don’t want to give that up just yet.”

Watch the full interview with David Moyes on The Clare Balding Show tonight from 8.00pm on BT Sport 1.