Manchester United are finding it difficult to land any of their transfer targets this summer.

We have already seen the likes of Kevin Strootman, Thiago Alcantara and Marco van Ginkel all choose different paths for their future in the game, by signing for different clubs or extending their contracts.

David Moyes is also struggling in his efforts to sign Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, and most notably he has failed in his bid for Barcelona playmaker Cesc Fabregas, who has stated his dream was always to play for Barcelona, ruling out any move to the Premier League.

Football pundits and fans across England are pinpointing Manchester United's central midfield area as their biggest weakness for the forthcoming season, the same midfield which won the Premier League by 15 points.

We all know Chelsea and Manchester City have strengthened their squads this season with new signings to their midfield areas, but new signings don't always mean titles and trophies.

Wayne Rooney is currently training with the reserve team, as he looks to regain his fitness after injury.

Rooney's future is the biggest problem facing David Moyes at the moment, and combining this with his inexperience of signing big names, handing Rooney a first-team spot in midfield could re-vitalise and rejuvenate the England centre-forward, giving him a new challenge at this crucial stage in his brilliant career.

Could Rooney control the midfield for Manchester United every week?

His immense vision, passing ability, work rate, commitment, drive and determination to win all point to yes.

But, does he have the physicality for the job? Is he fit enough to man-mark, or get from box-to-box for 90 minutes?

In my opinion, over time and with experience, Rooney could become an integral part of United's central-midfield, working in tandem with the likes of Michael Carrick, Shinji Kagawa, Wilfried Zaha and Antonio Valencia, to name a few. Rooney would only offer positive benefits to the squad as a whole.


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