Rooney is keen on a central role for United next season.
“We’ve lost two key players and obviously I hope we can get a few players in,” Rooney told The Times.
“Between them Cristiano and Carlos scored a lot of goals for us last season and the season before, but I would like to think I’m capable of filling that gap.
“I’ve said before that, if I can play in my right position, I’m capable of doing that.”
He added: “I want to play in the position where I feel I’m best. A lot of people think I’m best as a centre forward.
“To play in a UEFA Champions League final and to play week in, week out for Manchester United is a privilege and it’s something I’m very lucky to be doing, but I don’t think playing on the wing I can express myself as much as I like to.”