Has Moyes upset Rooney by picking United’s ‘next number 10’?

Wayne could be left angry once again after his manager states who he plans to have in his position in the future.

Just when it looked as if Wayne Rooney was back to his best at Old Trafford, his manager David Moyes may have fractured the relationship once again.

Adnan Januzaj has burst onto the scene in Manchester, scoring twice on his first Premier League start in a 2-1 win at Sunderland and signing a five-year contract worth £30,000 a week.

He played another major role in Moyes’ side’s 3-1 win at Fulham on Saturday, setting up the second goal which was converted by Robin van Persie and is quickly becoming a key part of the new United era, after the retirement of long serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Moyes’ first job in the summer was to keep Rooney, who reportedly wanted to leave the club. He managed to do that and arguably now has him playing the best football seen in the last five years. But the Scot may have shot himself in the foot if his quotes in the newspapers this morning are anything to go by.

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“In time, Januzaj’s best position will be number 10,” he’s quoted as saying in the Sunday Mirror.

“But while he’s so young, it is better to introduce him on the left or right. He’s a terrific centre-forward as well and so talented that he can play in several positions. He’s working really well and whatever job we give him, he’s so talented that he can handle it.”

He may be talking about the future but the most important question is how long will it be before Moyes moves him into the role he feels will be his best? And does that mean it won’t be long before Rooney is finally on his way out of Old Trafford?

United fans, what do you think? Will Januzaj be the next man to take the famous number 10 shirt? Could it spell the end for Rooney? Give us your thoughts.

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