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3 reasons why Mourinho returning Rooney to striker role is good news for Man United

Jose Mourinho was unveiled earlier this week to the press as the new Manchester United manager and it had the United fans in the Transfer Tavern crowded around the TV’s in the bar.

Their new Portuguese boss typically had plenty to say, taking swipes at Louis Van Gaal, Ryan Giggs and the seemingly compulsory dig at Arsene Wenger whilst also offering his thoughts on the future role of his captain, Wayne Rooney.

Towards the end of last season Rooney began to be deployed deeper and deeper in United’s midfield. He was becoming the one to pull the strings and make the chances that in previous years he would have been the one on the end of.

Many felt this was where he’d be playing under Mourinho too but the former Chelsea man, as has so often been the case, had a different view.

Mourinho will be reverting his captain to his original position up front, and whilst this goes against the grain, it could actually prove to make perfect sense.

Our landlord thinks so too and here are THREE reasons why…


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