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October 30, 2017, 02:36:39 AM
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There's this bizarre impression people have that if Rooney somehow stayed up top, we'd be scoring way more goals.

Never mind the fact we had DCL doing exactly that, and only had one chance the whole game. A chance that came about because Rooney had dropped deep.

The reason Rooney comes deep is the help create play that leads to chances. Him standing up top whilst our midfield fail to string two meaningful passes together and retain possession won't do much good.


October 30, 2017, 02:40:20 AM
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We dont have the width though. He drops back picks it up looks forward and he has DCL isolated up front alone. Just doesn't work. Didn't work with him for utd over the past couple of years, and It wont work with us. He's playing a free role if anything. We cant afford that. We need discipline

What would you prefer him to do? Stay up top and be isolated?

October 30, 2017, 02:45:24 AM
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How does that work? If he played up top he'd be close to the striker. They cant all pack the centre out

Let me try again.

You're criticising Rooney for his movement on the pitch.

What specific changes would you like to see him make and why would that improve how we play?