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Rooney: RvP And Chicharito Are Great

Two seasons ago Wayne Rooney looked set to leave Manchester United because he believed the club didn’t match his ambition. Since then, United have won one title and lost another on goal difference.

However, it was hard to ignore some of the truth in Rooney’s statement, with United rarely dipping in to the transfer market to secure big signings.

This summer, Sir Alex Ferguson made arguably the biggest signing of his career in Van Persie, who was last season’s top scorer, as well as the Football Writers’ and PFA Player of the Year.

Rooney has sung the praises of his new team mate as well as fellow strike partner Javier Hernandez.

“He’s a fantastic player,” he said. “He’s been a great addition to the team, scoring goals, and he’s great to play with. Not just him but ‘Chicharito’ (Hernandez) has been brilliant in recent weeks when he’s played, scoring goals, so I think we’re sharing the goals out and it’s great for the team.”

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  1. Rohan_19 says:

    Well i just dont get people ridiculing our performance vs braga.. It was our 7th game in 21 days.. Also we were on 9 points, so it wasnt exactly a must win game either.. Players are humans, no reason why they cant be a bit relaxed about that game..

    Also, i think fergie should try out a 3-5-2 formation now that we actually have 3 fit CB’s.. Buttener evra rafael are all great wing backs.. Would give us great mobility, also really good control in midfield.. Something like this..
    Smalling rio evans

    Rafael/valencia clev carrick evra/buttener
    Rooney rvp..

    Im not sure how well this would work, but given our current personnel it wouldnt be such a bad idea..

  2. Rohan_19 says:

    Also give it a rest on welbeck. He’ll come good.. I feel he’s just suffering the same thing chicho suffered last year..

    And please macheda wont be played over welbeck. He wont be played above henriquez either.

  3. Proverb says:

    Nice to see some real discussion going…
    This conversations regarding our strikers has to be cut short as there is a reason why we bought robin VP
    IMO to improve our inexperienced strikers a.k.a chicha, welbz and on…
    Its the same expectations putted on our wingers, coupled by some other crazy comparisons
    But its up to hem though to grab firm every chance given, come it for 30mnts or more, then see how the gaffer utilize hem
    Its a nobrainer and its really annoying, we should be blessed to have such an array of talent in our disposal, take pool for instance as an example, they’re fucking reliant on a certain racist scum to give them goals and its just about that, they can only pray he stays injury free
    And you know we don’t wanna go through that
    Selling is not the solution, we should stick with them, support hem through thick and thin the kids are going to repay our loyalty and faith we have them, that will bring the confidence in hem witch is vital.

    Me just fucking happy we have them all in our side, more sweeter to know they were brought from within the system
    On word: Priceless!
    And leave the bitters and chavs to battle it out for the already established materials, we’ll keep on bringing those talented kids in hope we shape them up to become world bitters, and for that to happen its required patience from us fans..
    It has been like that and it will continue to be
    We can buy some who will slot in straight away but that is not always a must

  4. Costas says:

    Obviously Rooney was talking about the other strikers. Not about Welbeck or the any of the other wingers.

  5. RealDennis says:

    @ rohan
    i don’t really think 3-5-2 is really cut out for us it would really need tactically aware cb’s and truth be told we don,t have that even i england see what happens when shitty tries it every time?

  6. samriley9 says:

    Spot on PROVERB

    I just hope the players of this day and age stick with US as a club… too many cry they are not given chances, and become unhappy when they dont play week in week out (pogba, ravel, fryers) the time will come if the keep the heads down and improve!

    You have to want to play for united, that with patience makes you a great player!

  7. eyeopner says:

    I think Rooney must play at forward position with RvP… This way he will get better chances to score goals. At presant position Rooney could not saw us his best performance.


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