Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal Says He Plans To Use Wayne Rooney As A Central Striker Next Season.

Rooney, 29, Was Used In Midfield For Much Of Last Year.

Van Gaal Was Speaking Before The Second Game Of United’s United States Tour Against MLS Side San Jose Earthquakes.

Rooney Last Operated As A Main Striker In The 2011-12 Campaign, When He Scored 34 Goals, His Equal-Highest Personal Haul.

Van Gaal Said Goalkeeper David De Gea And Full-Back Antonio Valencia Were Unlikely To Be Fit To Face San Jose After Having Hospital Checks On Monday Morning On The Minor Injuries That Kept Them Out Of Friday’s Win Over Club America.

However, De Gea Is Expected To Be Available To Play Against Barcelona On Saturday.

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