Rooney delighted with Berba partnership

“The mere fact he is at Old Trafford should take me onto a different level,” he told the club’s official website. “I am not guaranteed my place in the side anymore.”

“More than anything I like playing just off a front man. It’s probably because I get on the ball more. I don’t like to be out of the game too long.

“Some centre-forwards can stay up front, not touch the ball and just look to score goals. I don’t really enjoy doing that. I like to be involved in the game. Mainly at United I have been used in different roles but maybe the fact Dimitar has arrived will bring some continuity to my game.”

“I like to play under pressure,” he added. “The other week when the manager left me out against Bolton, I was disappointed. I just wanted to get on the pitch as quickly as I could and show him what I could do. I like to prove people wrong if I can.”