Fergie hails midfielder Rooney

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson praised Wayne Rooney's performance in an unaccustomed central midfield role in the 2-0 Champions League victory over Otelul Galati.

Wayne Rooney

Rooney slotted into midfield because of injuries to Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley while Darren Fletcher is working his way back to fitness.

"I think he was our best player. He showed great awareness of that role," said Ferguson. Antonio Valencia and Rooney were on target for United.

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