Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

United - Rio on the Midfield Conundrum!

United - Rio on the Midfield Conundrum!

Amongst the plethora of questions Rio got asked by the media hacks following the win over Japan related to that old conundrum about Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard being paired together in midfield.

It`s a combination that has been tried, tested and a combination that still provokes arguments about whether they can play together. As the national captain Rio remained very tactful when replying to the probing question, remarking,

"I`ve never had any doubt Steve and Frank can play together. They both did against Japan."

"It worked very well and we looked very dangerous."

"Whether it is just down to those two or whether other players have to do stuff I don`t know. But good players can play anywhere and play with any players. We have seen that in the past. It is the same with them. It is where the manager sees them both in the team. Will he play them together? We`ll have to wait and see."


Interestingly, they are very similar views to those made by Fabio Capello, is it a sign of possible unity in the camp?

What your verdict? Can England succeed with a midfield pairing of Lampard and Gerrard or was Rio just being very tactful?

Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter

Join Vital Man United

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday June 1 2010
Time: 5:00PM

Comments

0
Lamps can play with anyone, it's Gerrard who is the problem!
merlin
01/06/2010 19:00:00
0
Gerrard and Lampard in midfield you would've thought to be a dream pairing which could carry any team through thick and thin, i mean they do it individually for their clubs so there's no reason why they cant do it for their country.
TheFamousNo7
02/06/2010 13:37:00
0
They could if they have someone doing the dirt work behind them. Would have to be a three man midfield.
elvido
03/06/2010 07:27:00
0
lampard and gerrard will make their team proud
Mayank[ManUtd]
04/06/2010 12:19:00
0
Mayank, they will as long as they are not playing in the same team.
elvido
05/06/2010 07:40:00
0
I agree with Elvido,u just have to have a DM playing with them,it has just not worked when these two are together,there is no balance.
Antriksh (abmtd)
05/06/2010 11:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Everton (a) - Post Match Fascinating Facts

What have we uncovered?

Everton (a) - Views from the Bench

Two more points dropped, late on in a Premier League game, is a bitter pill to swallow.

Everton 1 Manchester United 1

Manchester United`s penchant for conceding late goals continued at Goodison Park.

Jones Back to His Best

And just in the nick of time.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Everton (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea8%
Valencia0%
Jones7%
Rojo7%
Darmian0%
Carrick0%
Pogba0%
Herrera7%
Mkhitaryan64%
Martial0%
Ibrahimovic0%
Rashford0%
Fellaini7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
14 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
15 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
16 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 2:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 5:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 5:15PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Croc1
Write for Vital Football