The Manchester United and England captain is one of the best strikers the Premier League has ever seen, and yet, for some reason – mainly due to that fact Louis van Gaal has to include the likes of Juan Mata, Angel di Maria and Robin van Persie – the former Everton star is deployed in a deeper midfield position. What a waste.
Wonder what Herrera and Mata think about another dreadful Rooney performance in midfield. What does Van Gaal see that the rest of us don’t?
— Greg Stobart (@gstobart) February 8, 2015
Rooney’s privileges are getting on my nerves. So poor again in midfield today.
— The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) February 8, 2015
Rooney is wasted in midfield…
— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) February 8, 2015
Are United fans on board with the whole ‘Rooney in midfield’ thing? Seems like the sort of thing Moyes would have been castigated for.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) February 8, 2015
Rooney has to be our main striker, drop Herrera in midfield. Rooney and RVP works so well, so does Rooney & Falcao, RVP and Falcao doesn’t
— The Reds UNITED (@theredsunited) February 8, 2015
The Colombian international yet again failed to deliver for the former Premier League champions with another poor showing in front of goal, with the former Atletico Madrid man failing to gel with strike partner Robin van Persie.
I’d question United’s sanity if they signed Falcao on a permanent to be honest.
— Cory (@iwritethings23) February 8, 2015
I will be shocked if united did buy Falcao on a permanent deal.
— RedDevil472 (@RedDevil472) February 8, 2015
— Thomas B. Ditchfield (@TommyDitchfield) February 8, 2015
Today’s clash saw the return of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho as West Ham’s strike partnership, and the duo’s relentess work ethic and pace gave the Hammers a real outlet against the United defence. And, if it wasn’t for David de Gea, the pair would’ve had a goal or two each.
I’ll keep saying it…. keep Carroll off, & Sakho, Valencia on with Downing through the middle! We always do better like this!
— Adam #ForzaJules (@Wheeler_Deals) February 8, 2015
Valencia and sakho all day. I like Carroll but we play so much better without him
— Lew Lockyer (@lewislockyer) February 8, 2015
If everyone’s fit, it’s Sakho and Valencia starting every game for me. Our overall game is so much better. Carroll as impact sub. #WHUMNU
— Richard Tomlin (@RichardFTomlin) February 8, 2015
— Ben harshaw (@Ulsterhammer) February 8, 2015