Man Utd’s Wayne Rooney: I wasn’t at my best last season

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney admits he wasn't at his best as the Red Devils on the league title last season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Wayne Rooney was linked with Chelsea over the summer Photo: Nike

Wayne Rooney has admitted he wasn’t at his best as Manchester United won the Premier League title last season.

The 27-year-old Red Devils forward managed a disappointing 12 goals in 27 top-flight appearances as Rooney’s season was hampered by both form and injury woes.

The United striker, who was linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer, has made a bright start to the current campaign, netting three goals in six appearances.

And Rooney feels in good shape after a demanding pre-season campaign.

“I know myself that last year probably wasn’t my best season,” Rooney said.

“But there were times when I was playing in different positions and I felt I didn’t really get that consistent run of games up front.

“Sometimes, when you’re not playing that position all the time, it’s difficult to adapt. I think I wanted to prove to myself really rather than to anyone else, in trying to come back fit and sharp and scoring goals.

“I feel good, I’ve scored a few goals and I’m playing every week so I’m enjoying it.

“Honestly, the training has been so hard, we’ve done a lot of different types of training, a lot more running -long running, quicker running, sharper running.

“I feel that’s been of benefit to me. I feel as fit as I have done. I’ve had a couple of injuries in pre-season but I feel great. I’m in good shape, just wanting to play and train every day.”

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