Whilst I’ve been fairly apathetic to the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, I would be absolutely gutted if Wayne Rooney ever decided to leave. His ability, his workrate and his attitude to the game and our club make him stand out above the rest.

He has today claimed that if Sir Alex Ferguson plays him in his proper position, where he’s been playing for England and scoring plenty, he will be able to compensate for the goals we’ll miss without Ronaldo and Tevez.

“We’ve lost two key players and obviously I hope we can get a few players in,” said Rooney. “Between them Cristiano and Carlos scored a lot of goals for us last season and the season before, but I would like to think I’m capable of filling that gap. I’ve said before that, if I can play in my right position, I’m capable of doing that.”

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