Originally Posted by thepolice123
Rooney's play outside the box is nearly Xavi/Iniesta-esque IMO, to demand the same of RVP is a tad unfair because the only player I can think of who can combine the qualities of both together is Messi.
Rooney suits our play more given our dire midfield situation. We need him to come deeper to accelerate play if not it will be ponderous as hell. RVP is decent-ish outside the box, he will get by with his good technique, but he lacks the playmaking qualities of Rooney.
Now there's some hyperbole for you...