Times are changing for Man United lynchpin after Mourinho decision

Wayne Rooney has been dropped from the Manchester United side for today’s home clash with Leicester City, confirm their official Twitter account.

The 30-year-old has cast an entirely divisive figure at Old Trafford in recent months, despite being deployed in a variety of positions for both club and country.

Utilised as a central midfielder, a No.10 or a centre-forward, the Red Devils skipper has continually struggled to keep up with the pace.

With a plethora of options available to Jose Mourinho, the likes of Juan Mata and Ander Herrera have been selected in his stead.

Whether or not this is the beginning of the end for the England captain remains to be seen, but the nature of his performances have been on the decline for a while now.

More dynamic options have emerged for both club and country however, with the former Everton prodigy struggling to keep up with the changing winds.