Only just seen the team news for this - FFS. Losing Holgate’s pace and ability to pass out from the back is a massive blow. Keane and Jags in then - a right pair of cloggers with no pace. Can see lots of a aimless, long passes from them two.
As for Rooney; we really don’t have anyone else with his ability to pick a pass. Sigurdsson is a very good footballer but he’s hardly the creative fulcrum we thought he would be.
Shame as I had a feeling we were actually going to come flying out at these and have a real go. The injuries mean we’ll play a lot deeper. Crying out for a fit Bolasie for these types of games; pace, strength but with the experience and discipline that Vlasic and Lookman lack.