I do take that point, as it's fair and nobody else was trying those passes (wherefore art thou Gareth Barry?) but there is the other side of that too. The picking up the ball deep from the player 4 feet away from him and floating over it to the left or the right, which I felt like was 75% of what he was doing and it was unnecessary for him to come back and do that, or at least we should have players capable of the same. Especially as who have those people got to cross the ball into now? One guy now who is totally outnumbered as Rooney is on the halfway line.
Plus there was once again an awful give away to the opposition on the halfway line too, he has been so lucky in getting away with those.
Key question will be if we do bring Barkley back into the mix, will Rooney keep doing that? Hopefully not.
Unfortunately anyone else yesterday was rolling the ball at 5mph to whoever was out wide so that by the time itís got there, thereís one, if not two, defenders in front of them.
Schneiderlin, Barkley, presume Sigurdsson, would all improve this.