Do we have players who can play with their back towards the goal. I think only Rooney can do that but he drops too deep to be in that position. Klassen I believe can do it, but he needs others to make space to help him out there. Not sure if any of Sandro, DCL,Gylfi, Lookman, Mirallas et.al can do that. We being unable to hold the ball in the opposition's 3rd is one thing we really need to address.
We really need Rooney to stop being a CM and be there as our no. 10 and the rest of our attacking quartet to make some clever spaces.
One more thing that I have noticed is that the teams above us have fast attacking players whereas we failed to bring even one player with pace in our attacking front.