Good God. How bad is this lot? Is Lingard, James, Mata, Fred, TFM, any better than some on CAF? I prefer to see Jones on instead of anyone as least his facial expressions would be better watching this lot now.
Rooney was unfortunate enough to be in an era of Messi and Ronaldo.
Greenwood is no where near him even at that age. Rooney at 16 was a star already. Greenwood at this moment in time is a good scorer.
Maybe it's better to compare Greenwood to Owen.
I have seen Cruijff praising SAF for playing an open game. He said SAF could have gone with a different tactics played a different game but the praise was for not changing his tactics.
We defeated Barca in the semis with the game plan of Quiroz. Gary Neville says so.
As for Berbatov not doing...
Rooney is correct. He got the tactics wrong both times. In 2009 we should have won. I would say we missed Quiroz as he was crucial for us winning the CL before.
I would have played Berbatov instead of Owen.
Why? Because we are never going to out play Barca. But give the ball to him and he will...