And although the new role is more taxing on the body, drastically increasing the average distance covered by a forward player, Rooney is loving his new position.
“It is physically demanding. You are involved in the game and it is obviously demanding, getting up and down. I enjoy it, if the manager wants me to play there on Friday I will be happy to do so.
“Obviously playing up front you get more opportunities to score goals but as a footballer you want to play football. You are involved and you're on the ball, so I enjoy it.”
Wayne Rooney was speaking to various media outlets, including PA Sport.