Manchester United boss David Moyes has lauded striker Wayne Rooney for his “all-round contribution” to the Premier League champions in the ongoing campaign.
The Scotsman says Rooney has transformed to a “real team player” and has urged him to take a leaf from his mentor Ryan Giggs and contribute to the younger lads’ development.
Rooney was the subject of many transfer speculations linking him with a move away from Old Trafford last summer, after retired United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, revealed he was unsettled at the club at the end of last season.
“What Wayne is doing is making the others play well because he is playing well. He has turned himself into a real team player,” Moyes said.
“With the assists for the team and the goals, his all-round contribution has been fantastic.
“He (Rooney) needs to show the young players. He has a big responsibility to show the next generation the standards that Manchester United set.
“You go through the years and look at people like Ryan Giggs and the advice ha gave to Wayne Rooney. Wayne has now to give it to Adnan Januzaj and the new players coming up.”
The 28-year-old Englishman has gone on to score 10 goals so far this season.