Wayne Rooney is pleased that he has upped his goal scoring tally this season, although is quick to point out that the 34 goals he’s scored in all competitions this season isn’t a patch on what he’s achieved before.

“I’ve been disappointed with the last month of the season with injuries but overall I am more than happy with the number of goals I have scored this season,” said Rooney. “The manager told me he would be playing me more up front and I knew that with Ronaldo and Tevez leaving I would have to score more goals. To score so many this time was fantastic – but it’s still not my best season. I once scored 76 in a season when I was 11. But it’s my best as a professional and I know the expectation will be there for me to do it again next season.”

He also wants us to emulate the 1999 squad and have a choice of four top class strikers.

“If we can bring in two big-name players in it would give us a good chance of getting the League back if Chelsea do win it,” said Rooney. “If you look at the team in 1999 that won the Treble we had four forwards, all capable of scoring goals. Now there is me, Berbatov and Michael Owen. There is Federico Macheda too, but if we can get one more top forward in it would give us the right balance.”