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Souness explains reason for Rooney’s improvement in form

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Graeme Souness has spoken about why Wayne Rooney is playing better football under Sam Allardyce than he did under Jose Mourinho last season.

During his final season with United last term which also happened to be Mourinho’s first in charge of the Red Devils, Rooney ended up falling down the pecking order at the club and he eventually left to join his boyhood club Everton during the summer transfer window.

Since joining the Toffees, he has undergone a resurgence and has gone on to score 11 goals from 26 games for the club. This is already more than the amount of goals which he scored for United last season.

“Yeah he’s scoring goals, he’s always done that,” the Scot said of the Everton man.

“At 32 he’s not going to have the same youthful legs, he won’t be able to get around the park. I mean he’s got so many good qualities, he alone can win a game for you.

“I don’t see him starting every game, I think he will look after him in that respect. He has a big part to play when the 90 minutes come along. He has an equally as big a part to play in and around the football club.

“He’s done everything in the game, he’s a record holder in so many areas. When you’re a manager you’re looking for someone to be a role model.”