From being England's hope to United's questions, Wayne Rooney has admitted that he is not the same player who was once described as the future of English football at the 2004 Euro championships to what he is now
Wayne Rooney captained his United side to a second disastrous defeat at the hands of a low rated club in the premiership; after five games, United are 12 on the table with 5 points from 1 win, 2 draws and loses
Rooney admitted Tuesday that he is no longer the player who inspired England to a remarkable 2004 Euro Championships and helped Man Utd to two premiership titles in five EPL titles in 10 years
"I'm not the player I was
"But I feel I have progressed my game. I agree with the people who say my game has changed.
"I did too much running when I was younger and then didn’t have the energy to get myself into goal-scoring positions in the box.
"I'm a cleverer [sic] player now and know when to run into the box and when not to, and as a result more chances have come my way and I've scored a lot more goals for the club.
"But I am happy to play out wide. I can do a job there and I can do a job up front. It depends on the situation of each game and what the manager wants me to do.
"I don't think anyone can put a finger on my best position, but I am adaptable. I can go into midfield, drop out wide or play up-front. It just depends on where the manager wants me to play."
The 28 year-old former Everton man also disclosed uncertainty over his position at the club