Wayne Rooney excited to work with new boss Jose Mourinho

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Wayne Rooney says the arrival of Jose Mourinho has given him added motivation for next season.


Former Chelsea boss Mourinho has suggested he preferred to play Rooney in a more attacking role, rather than see him pull strings from midfield as he did under predecessor Louis van Gaal.

Rooney will be looking to forge a formidable strike partnership with new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after a dearth of goals last season.

“I’m really excited to be working with Jose,” said the England captain. “He’s one of the best managers in the world and it’s an exciting time for Manchester United. “I’ve always respected him both as a man and a manager. I like to think I’m always motivated as a player but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit more motivated when a new manager comes in.”

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