Former Everton and Manchester United manager, who managed Wayne Rooney at both clubs, spoke in regards to where he believes Wayne Rooney is best suited, and during an interview for BBC Radio 5Live. had this to say in regards to where he believes he could see the Manchester United and England forward also playing a role in midfield.
“I think while he is probably England’s best striker at the moment, he has to continue playing as a striker and scoring goals.
“But I could genuinely see Wayne being a midfield player for a year or two after that – I think he has got that ability when his legs run out a bit.
“He is such a good footballer and passer of the ball that he could play in other positions and it could be that he steps back (positionally) in time.
“He has played top football for 12 or 13 years and not many players have had careers as long as that and played as many games.
“Wayne has got many miles on the clock but I do think he can go on a bit longer.”