Against Birmingham on Sunday, I wasn´t the only person going “eh, I thought he was playing down the middle these days” as Rooney drifted to the left and came back deep to collect the ball.

Mike Phelan says Rooney has been reminded of his duties this season.

“He wants to be everywhere all the time,” Phelan said. “But we have 10 other good players on the field and sometimes he has to realise the place where he does his best work is the best place to be. Wayne sometimes drifts around and there were instances of that against Birmingham. His overall performance was good but he needs to remember when we create chances he scores goals.”




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