Originally Posted by thepolice123
No top team can get away playing a 38-year old, a 36-year old or a young CB in two-man midfield and still be challenging for titles. One of the big reasons why our midfield hasn't been overrun for the past two seasons is because we have Rooney dropping very deep to support it. Rooney is invaluable to our football.
This is true which is why the answer to the question below is quite simple:
Originally Posted by vuc
Here's a question.
If Rooney was playing for Arsenal would he have more of an impact than the one Van Persie has had for them?
And, if Van Persie was playing for United, would he have made a bigger impact than Rooney has?
If Rooney and Van Persie swapped places, United would feel the bigger loss.
However I disagree with you that Rooney is as good as Xavi in his role, he just is required to do a role that has functions that are similar to Xavi's if anything.