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Can we all now agree that Wayne Rooney simply isn’t good enough?

Date: 20th June 2014 at 4:45pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Wayne Rooney is a walking, breathing and kicking football conundrum. No one can doubt the Manchester United star's pedigree - five Premier League titles, a Champions League title and a career return of 173 goals and 89 assists in 374 league appearances speaks for itself. Add an insatiable work-rate and baby-elephant-like charm into the equation, and many - but not all - will argue that you have a world-class player. But what is Wayne Rooney? How can one best define him? Is he a striker? Is he an attacking midfielder? Is he a number ten? Is he a false-nine? Some even believe, including Sir Alex Ferguson, the 28 year-old's best position could in fact be central midfield. That is the nutshell of the debate surrounding Wayne Rooney. Although a world-class talent with a world-class CV, perhaps a victim of his own versatility and selflessness, he is not a world-class anything. His finishing is too inconsistent to be a world-class striker,  his frame too stocky to be ... Read More

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