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So Why Is It Wrong To Criticize Wayne Rooney? – By A Manchester United Fan

January 6, 2010

I must admit that in my writings i have no interest in courting any sort of controversy. I write about things i have an opinion about and im quite happy to have a good ol’ ding-dong with anyone that wants a debate.

My recent post on my View From Tier 3 site (A Manchester United biased blog..the stuff that i keep off WDKF!) was about what role Mr Rooney has played in our recent slump. This piece has given my email and twitter a good old bashing! I knew many would find it impossible to accept a die-hard Red question Wazza, but i never thought people would actually shed tears about it.

Here’s the link:

Does anyone agree with me!?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2010 7:47 pm

    Actually, I’ve always wondered why Rooney has been exempt from criticism each time England or Man Utd plays badly. Yes, he’s a genius with the ball, but for some reason, I do not get the same invincible feeling that Man Utd used to have with the Winker and even with RVN.

    And that’s saying something.

    However, I also believe its easier to point out shit thats not from your backyard, and that is the fault of the media. They will always want to protect their boy wonder, and thus it is easier to hang out shit from Bulgaria, or and old but fading shoe to dry.

    If he was of any other nationality, I am damn sure he’d be crucified in the press.

    In defence of Berbatov, I also would like to point out when he played for Spurs, he was scoring goals left right and centre. Its easy to say we had a shite team, and hence got more of the ball, but for a player who can become the all time scorer in a fading national team, as well as top scored for Leverkusen, perhaps its not the player himself that is at fault? Maybe it is his partnership (or lack of) with Wazza after all.

  2. maserati4200 permalink
    January 6, 2010 8:09 pm

    Despite his undoubted and considerable talent Ronney has one or two technical weaknesses – a poor left foot being the most serious. When he plays up the pitch this weakness is more costly. When he drops deeper he has more time to drive into the right-sided areas and/or manouver the ball to his favoured right side and this weakness becomes less important.

    If he is required to play in the more advanced role, he needs a proper strike partner who can set the play for Rooney. England and Man Utd don’t currently have the right partner, so Rooney should play a slightly deeper role for both club and country – so he can hit the opposition on the burst or play others in.

  3. January 7, 2010 2:28 am

    Loved your words and said so in my response Rob.

  4. January 7, 2010 6:39 pm

    I got a bit of abuse for RT’ing your link on twitter – bring it on I say!

  5. king999 permalink
    January 7, 2010 8:00 pm

    Rob, 4-4-3? Surely our goalkeeping crisis isn’t that bad.

    Apart from that loved the article. I would personally like us to experiment with the 4-2-3-1 formation but don’t know if we have the players for that. Owen can’t be relied on to play week-in week-out and Berba lacks pace.

  6. January 8, 2010 1:17 pm

    Ha! id like us to play 4-4-3 thatd solve everything!

    thanks all for the comments

    I love Wazza but he deserves flak when he deserves it!

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