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Louis-van-Gaal-Wayne-RooneyLouis Van Gall has revealed why he is using Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in midfield.

Van Gaal again opted to play under-fire duo Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao up front for United in their 3-1 win over Burnley last night.

Two goals from substitute Chris Smalling and a late penalty from van Persie sealed victory for an unconvincing United.

And Van Gaal has admitted he needs Rooney in midfield because of a lack of options.

“I have to look for the better balance and I think until now because of Rooney we have a better balance in midfield,” he said.

“I was very pleased how he replaced Daley Blind in the number six position.

“He showed composure and of course he was also today the Rooney that I want to see but he has showed that he can play in every position.

“Maybe he can better play in a striker’s position but then I have a problem in midfield.”

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