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Mourinho (left) has said he will play Rooney in attack despite his switch to midfield under Van Gaal

Wayne Rooney predicts the “old Manchester United” will be on show again this season under Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho has replaced Louis van Gaal as manager at Old Trafford and has begun a recruitment drive that has seen Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan come on board.

“We’re in a very good spot now, we think we can challenge for the Premier League,” said 30-year-old Rooney.

“I think the players feel this is more like the old Manchester United.”

He added in an interview with the Daily Mail: