Found October 09, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
Wayne Rooney has revealed he was unhappy at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson because he felt he was being played out of position. Rooney says he was fed up with being played in midfield, but insists that he is now happy and settled under new manager David Moyes, who is fielding him up front. Although Ferguson's name was not mentioned as Rooney spoke of the frustrations he felt at being repeatedly selected out of position, it was clear the major difference at United this season is Moyes occupying the manager's chair. "You can clearly see I'm playing and I'm happy in my football," said Rooney. "David Moyes has come in, he's playing me up front, and I'm enjoying it. I've had no problem playing out of position in the past, but I'm a forward and I felt I deserved the right to play in my position. "That wasn't happening. Naturally I was a bit disappointed and maybe that affected some of the games I played because last se...

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