Wayne Rooney believes he is winning back the Manchester United fans – and wants to repay them with a Premier League and Champions League double.

The Reds striker’s bid to quit Old Trafford in October left his relationship with the club’s supporters in tatters.

And a tormented campaign saw him score just three goals in the first six months of the season, including just one from open play.

But the England hitman has burst back to life with 11 goals since February.

“Obviously, it’s been a lot different in the second half of the season compared to the first,” said Rooney. “I am a lot happier in my life and happier with the way I’m playing, it’s like I’ve been settling down again.

“I’m very grateful to the fans for supporting me through it and I’m delighted with my form again. I hope I am proving myself through my performances.

“I understand I made a mistake. When I look at it now how wrong was I!

“I admitted that and I apologised for that and I have wanted to try and prove myself again to the Manchester United fans. I feel I am doing that now. I am 100 per cent committed to this club. It was a long time ago now and hopefully now I am helping this team be successful.

“It would be a great end to the season with a Champions League final and to win the League.”

Rooney's link with Mexican sensation Javier Hernandez has helped fire last season’s double Footballer of the Year back to top form.

Playing behind ‘Chicharito’ has taken Rooney back in time.

“I think I am playing well at the minute in a new role which I played a lot when I was younger and I’m enjoying it,” added Rooney.

“Chicharito is playing fantastic for us. I understand the way he plays and knew if I was playing up front with him I would have to change and play a bit deeper and it is working.

“He is scoring a lot of important goals for us and I am enjoying getting on the ball and linking play and getting a few goals as well.

“You can influence games a lot more from there as well.

“Sometimes when you play up front on your own your not really in the game as much, you’re waiting for your opportunity to score.

“When you play in the position I’m in your always involved you can get on the ball and create and score, as a footballer you enjoy that.”