I thought we definitely needed him on the pitch yesterday. It's all well and good throwing forwards on hoping to score goals but you need to get hold of the ball, create pressure, force them back and the only way you can do that is by having people who get hold of the ball. He might be frustrating at times how deep he comes but we were so poor at getting the ball high up consistently, or any kind of retention that we needed to solve that problem before throwing DCL next to niasse then Sandro on as well.
I'd have brought Rooney on instead of DCL at half time had him off niasse and moved gylfi left. We needed more people who take up better positions to receive the ball to get us some control of the game, Rooney does that better than DCL and niasse who look to push higher up but it left us with nothing in between them and than midfield or any real consistent way of getting the attacking players into good positions.