Manchester United - Dropping Rooney?
UK time is: 20:41:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Dropping Rooney?

Could the unthinkable happen?

Stories published in the media this morning infer that England could start the game, against Uruguay this Thursday, without Wayne Rooney in the starting eleven.

The idea is based on the fact that Rooney had a poor game against the Italian`s, on Saturday night, whilst he was also seen to be the only player from the starting eleven who was actively taking part in a training session yesterday.

However, whilst the media get their knickers in a twist and seem to be focusing on Rooney`s fallibility instead of the positive aspects of his game, Roy Hodgson`s assistant, Gary Neville, has stepped forward to pour scorn on the intimation that Rooney will be dropped for Thursday nights game, remarking to the media hounds,

"I cannot believe this is even being discussed."

"If you asked the Brazil manager or any other manager it they would drop their best player, they`d just laugh at you."

"In the next game we`ll see Wayne play his best game in his best position."


Or is that an elaborate smoke-screen?

I guess we`ll find out when Roy names his starting eleven just before kick-off in a game England have to get a result from to stay in the tournament.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 17 2014

Time: 7:36AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
play him in his position or drop him, no messing about. The WC is not the time for experiments and messing about. His cross that led to the goal was excellent, the rest of his game was amazingly average, as was Gerrards.
The Fear
Report Abuse
17/06/2014 10:45:00

He hates being out of position everyone knows this play him up front or drop him. The Fear is right the time for experimental set ups has been and gone. Use a bloody system the players know, put the players in the right positions and get on with it.
MotorMad
Report Abuse
17/06/2014 11:59:00

Well, if Hodgson feels we play better without Rooney central then drop him, the teams needs must come before any individuals needs. Personally I think he needs the Joe Hart treatment and a spell on the bench. He hasn't been good enough and the media pressure isn't helping him either so take him away from it all and let him sort himself out.

My thoughts and opinions regarding Rooney's playing position at club level have been expressed enough. At international level it's very much the same opinion. Rooney lacks the elegance and intricancy to play in-the-hole efficiently like an Ozil, Mata, Silva, Iniesta, etc. His inability to link up with a strike partner rules him out up top, Sturridge is more potent offensively and won't drop deep into midfield spraying 30 yard passes in turn leaving you without a striker like Rooney habitually does. Again all that's left for him in my eyes is to slot in alongside Gerrard/Wilshere/who ever. Would be nice to see England roll the dice on a 4-3-3 with a midfield 3 of Gerrard, Rooney, Wilshere.

Realistically though he'll play every game and stink up the show in the process whilst England crash out yet again. The combination play between Sturridge, Welbeck and Sterling was impressive against Italy, watch as it's split apart just to accomodate Rooney's playing central up top delusions.
TheFamousNo7
Report Abuse
17/06/2014 15:26:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Di Maria Was Always a Risky Buy! (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Pedro - Coming or Staying (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Led Up the Garden Path (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Van Gaal`s Dilemma! (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Getting to Know - Sergio Romero (Monday July 27 2015)

Ibrahimovic Staying in Paris (Monday July 27 2015)

De Gea Out, Cillessen In? (Monday July 27 2015)

AUDIO: Van Gaal on Romero (Monday July 27 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 23
2. MotorMad 19
3. adowiski 3
4. adigxman 2
5. zicoco 1
6. Carew28 1
7. United Red 1
8. Spanish Red 1
9. kashere21 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Hammers Interested in Turkish Based Striker?
West Ham : 28/07/2015 18:24:00
Hammers Rival Leicester for Midfielder
West Ham : 28/07/2015 17:53:00
Liverpool: Wisdom To Join Norwich On Loan
Liverpool : 28/07/2015 17:51:00
Bachmann moves to Ross County on loan
Stoke : 28/07/2015 17:45:00
An (Jose) ANGEL (Crespo) Descends On AVFC
Aston Villa : 28/07/2015 17:21:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

US Tour - United v Barcelona?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
United to win! 85%
Barcelona to Win! 6%
A Draw! 9%