Man Utd striker Rooney: Mourinho is someone you want to play for

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is eager to play a major part in the Jose Mourinho era.

The 30-year-old is determined to make a success of the new era at United under Jose Mourinho.

He said: “I came to United because I wanted to work under Alex Ferguson.

“What Mourinho has done in football — in Spain, Italy and England — he is a manager who you want to play under because he is one of the best around and to learn from. It’s going to be exciting for me to try and learn under a manager such as him.

“He is one of the best managers in world football and he has a clear idea of what he wants. I’m just looking forward to playing for him now.

“Jose has made very good signings and experienced players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has worked all over Europe. We have that experience back of players winning trophies.

“The young lads who came through last season, he will help them as well.

“So I feel we are in a good place at the minute and can give it a good go next season.”

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