Wayne Rooney scored twice in Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over Aston Villa but had a frustrating afternoon. He gave the ball away too cheaply and his decision making was poor.
Rooney’s form has been below par for some time but throughout this period he has still be scoring fairly regularly. This is in contrast to earlier in the season he was playing brilliant football but was struggling to find the back of the net.
Rooney now has 31 goals in 40 games, just three goals short of his best ever tally, so we shouldn’t complain too much, although Ferguson has noted Rooney’s careless display.
“He was careless,” said Ferguson. “Wayne has to play on the edge of a game, when it is really close and competitive. When the game gets to that casual bit, he is worse than the rest of them. He gets really casual about it. It is better when he is on the edge. Then he is a marvellous player.”
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