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Wayne Rooney 2016-17 Performances

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5.2 Average rating
39 Appearances
8 Goals
10 Assists
8 Yellow cards
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  1. Apr 21, 2017

    GBBQ Full Member

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    In fairness he was touch and go to make the bench last night as Mourinho stated in his press conference so maybe it was a fitness thing. I mean he's clearly not favoured by Mourinho but a fully fit Rooney might have got the nod ahead of Martial (who is hardly flavour of the month anyway).

    I thought he could have been a bit more of a leader at the end of 90 minutes though. Just kind of roaming around eating.
  2. Apr 21, 2017

    Ashley R1+O New Member

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    Yep, I took it as he was tokenly on the bench and would probably not get game time. ie: Not fit at all but making up the numbers. But I mean, Martial will get that nod anyway tactically as well as logicaly being the left sided player. I mean if we had two subs and Rashford AND Ibrahimovic were to come from the field then you might have put Rooney up front. But that is pure speculation.
  3. Apr 21, 2017

    Peanut Butter Full Member

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    Jose knows his time is up and has played a blinder.

    If Van Gaal was still here, Rooney would still be playing every game. What a depressing thought.
  4. Apr 21, 2017

    Successful Owes the Caf £25 (With interests)

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    I don't agree at all. LVG introduce Rashford and also started the phase out of Rooney. He did it in a very clever way that even Mourinho is emulating. He acts like everything is ok and that Rooney should play whenever possible - thing is it wasn't made possible! At the end of the term with LVG he had introduced Rooney to the bench. Just look at how Mourinho is handling the thing in the same manner. Mourinho is not doing anything to make it look like Rooney is a player going downhill. He's just easing him in on the bench, just like LVG. I think it's been played perfectly.
  5. Apr 21, 2017

    Chaky_Best Full Member

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    He'll still play his part this season.

    We've tough games coming and we'll need to use the squad as much as we need.

    We're without Ibra now, and Martial is (a little bit) out of favor, so Wayne will have few games until the end. But having seen his level for 2 years, I doubt he may have an impact, scoring a big goal etc.

    Just hope for him and Ibra, that we'll win an European Cup
  6. Apr 21, 2017

    dichinero Full Member

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    Tbh, there were other logical subs to bring on last night in Martial, Young and Captain Ander.
  7. Apr 21, 2017

    ::sonny:: Full Member

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    The next Schweinsteiger
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    Sparky_Hughes Donkey Buggering Tyrant who cheats at Monopoly

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    Not really, we'd be no worse off playing with 10 men and leaving him out.
  9. Apr 21, 2017

    Adisa Full Member

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    Ray Wilkins not happy.
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    Adisa Full Member

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    I don't understand Wilkins point. He says Mourinho should show him respect by playing because of what he's done for the club.
    That doesn't make sense. The coach picks what he thinks is his best team. Rooney isn't in our best team. What he's done in the past has nothing to do with it.
  11. Apr 21, 2017

    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    The only game you should get picked for based on what you've done in the past is your testimonial.

    Wilkins is a fool.
  12. Apr 21, 2017

    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Never let facts get in the way of a good story.

    Also worth noting that April 13th to April 20th was his return from a knee injury.
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  13. Apr 21, 2017

    Minimalist Full Member

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    Yeah my memory isn't that bad to forget Rooney plodding about in midfield towards the end of the season.

    Sake, it's the whole reason he played there for England in the Euros (due to sitting in there with United for weeks).
  14. Apr 21, 2017

    Miscemayl Full Member

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    Also thought it was game over for Wayne when he didn't come on but then remembered he's only just recovered from an injury.

    I reckon he'll get game time in the next match.
  15. Apr 21, 2017

    Dobbs Full Member

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    It's that kind of confused thinking that prevents players from becoming quality managers.

    I haven't seen much from those posters who spent last season and the early part of this season branding anybody who said Rooney was finished as a "hater" or "agenda."

    What are your thoughts now? When posters said he was finished were they just coincidentally correct? Or do you still think he's good enough to start for a club with Uniteds aspirations?
  16. Apr 21, 2017

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    If Zlatan is as injured as we think, then Rooney has 10 games to save his United career.

    If he can prove he's still worthwhile then he just might survive another year, but I don't hold much hope.
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    Sparky_Hughes Donkey Buggering Tyrant who cheats at Monopoly

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    :lol: :lol: good one
  18. Apr 21, 2017

    CyprusRed Banned

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    With Zlatan injured, Rooney needs to play games, starting this weekend. He needs to be played back into form and Burnley is the perfect game to prove his doubters wrong... or right...
  19. Apr 21, 2017

    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    fallengt Full Member

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    Perfect time to prove he still has it but I doubt he will.
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    dichinero Full Member

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    We will be in bigger trouble if he thinks Rooney is the immediate solution
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    KGBhoy Full Member

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    Exactly my thoughts. He's been very underwhelming this season, but as they say class is permanent, so hopefully he can step it up. But I doubt it.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    He can't and won't. Don't put much hope on it.

    It's not about class or form drop. He's done at this level of football and this was clear long ago.
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    Sparky_Hughes Donkey Buggering Tyrant who cheats at Monopoly

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    He played nearly every game last season and was beyond shit. He's done, finished, get used to it
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    Sparky10Legend New Member

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    Aye, class is permanent was one of the first excuses, even before "he's better as an 8/9/10 or 6"

    The mind boggles
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    clarkydaz Full Member

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    bloody hell, forgot about that chesnut
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    He can do a job against Burnley.
    He doesn't have to boss it, just has to do a squad player role to get us through the absolute fatigue and injury mad spell.

    Burnley, Swansea for certainties on his involvement.
  29. Apr 22, 2017

    shamans 1 set of sheets, optimistic about chances of sex

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    Just saw a compilation of all goals he's scored for us. What a player he was... come on Wazza show us you still have it!
  30. Apr 22, 2017

    Padawan New Member

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    This is the popular opinion in the Caf, mostly based on what we've seen on tv.

    This is the fact:
    Rooney started in 40 of our 62 matches in 2015/16 season, not as much as Martial (47) and Mata (51) among the attackers. He contributed 19 goals and assists in all competition, only fewer than Martial (25) and Mata (20), and more than Lingard (13), Rashford (10), Herrera (9), Depay (7), Young (5), and Fellaini (4).

    Rooney's 13 goals in that season was the lowest in his United career, certainly far from decent for a player of his stature/salary, and may rightly be called "beyond shit". However, if being the second highest goalscorer in a team that finished 5th in the league, with 5 points gap with the runner up, is to be called beyond shit, then many of his team mates should probably join him also in such honor.

    And another fact is, with the addition of one of the best managers in football history, the legendary French League 1 (and one of the world's) top goalscorer of the season, the Bundesliga best player of the year, and the most expensive player on the planet, we are currently still working to surpass the achievement of that "beyond shit" team of last season. Hope that will give some perspective.
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    Sparky_Hughes Donkey Buggering Tyrant who cheats at Monopoly

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    And despite all of your lovely numbers his lack of mobility ball control and anything else of any use is why he has been nowhere near the side for most of the season. We would be as well playing Coleen as Wayne at this point in time. Also yes I include nearly the whole squad from that season in the beyond shit category.
  32. Apr 22, 2017

    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Problem with Rooney is that he usually needs a few games back from a break/injury to find his form (assuming he still has it) again, and we just don't have time for that now, so for me he is a player that should only be used as a last resort, or as a sub if the game is already won or lost.
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    Stadjer Full Member

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    Starting today.. first time since forever. I dont expect much but hopefully he does well.
  34. Apr 23, 2017

    Mickfoley New Member

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    I would love it if he scores a brace. The caf would want him to stay for the next season, for few hours.
  35. Apr 23, 2017

    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    Time for him to earn his wages again.
  36. Apr 23, 2017

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Uncle Fester will be happy.
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    Art Vandelay Full Member

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    Not expecting much, he needs 10 games to get fit and to be played in a different position than whatever one he's starting in.
  38. Apr 23, 2017

    Vaibhav Raj Full Member

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    He is starting after a while so I except him to have an OK game at the very least. He usually does well in the games he's brought back. Hopefully, he does well enough to reassure us fans of having a decent backup forward option at club's disposal now that Ibra is out.
  39. Apr 23, 2017

    Vaibhav Raj Full Member

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    There is no point anymore. Nice attempt though but Rooney's contribution for United is not even up for debate anymore as far as redcafe is concerned.
  40. Apr 23, 2017

    van der star newprawn warrior

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    Wazza is known for his notoriously slow return to form after being out for a while. I can't think of a single instance when he's had a cracker of a match after being sidelined for some time by whatever reason.
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