Manchester United roundup: Garry Monk hails Wayne Rooney

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Swansea City manager Garry Monk has insisted that Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is in a similar position to the one that Paul Scholes was once in at the club, reports Sky Sports.

In fact, Monk has hailed the Red Devils' skipper, insisting that his range of passing will help him in the middle of the park. 

Speaking about Rooney, Monk told reporters: "I've thought for a number of years Rooney will end up in midfield with his range of passes."

"I can remember Scholes doing it, starting out as a forward and dropping back into midfield and Rooney is the same.

"But he's such a threat in both areas, he has the quality to make the midfield tick and score goals.”

Swansea, of course, take on the Red Devils tomorrow afternoon as they go in search of claiming the double over Louis van Gaal's side after previously beating them at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season. 

Rojo wants to improve 

Versatile Argentine defender Marcos Rojo, meanwhile, has insisted that he must improve as he goes in search of success in Manchester. 

Rojo has endured an indifferent time since joining the club this past summer, but it appears that he's determined to prove his credentials under the guidance of Louis van Gaal. 

As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Rojo said: “I know I have to improve a lot of things. I need to get to know the league better and our opponents' characteristics. I’m working hard to do that."  

Rojo will no doubt be hoping to excel at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow as the Red Devils go in search of all three points against the Swans. 

Carrick set for new deal 

Injured midfielder Michael Carrick looks set to extend his contract with the club, according to the Daily Mail.

The English veteran, who has enjoyed great success at Old Trafford, is set to run out of contract at the club at the end of the season, but it now appears that he's ready to put pen to paper on a new one year deal. 

There's no doubt about it, despite currently being out on the sidelines, Carrick has been the club's standout midfield player for some time now, so this news will no doubt please the club's faithful. 

Manchester United fans: Do you want to see Rooney in attack or in midfield? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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