22. 21.If he scores 20 goals this season, he'll become our all time top scorer... As long as he's our main striker, I think he'll get that this season. 19 behind Sir Bobby
Surely seeing as Euro 2016 is around the corner it's written for him to have a fecking brilliant season, only to injure himself around April and get rushed back, playing like shit and getting blamed when England go out on penalties to Italy in the quarter finals?
Twice in 2 seasons he played up front no ? If so then really any hope for him hitting those numbers isn't delusion at all.Still failing to understand the 20 goal belief here. Its only happened twice. Would be nice for us if he proves me wrong but I doubt it'll happen. Bordering on delusion for me.
Oh no, you didn't just say that, did you? ...Hopefully he can bang in 20+ in the league this season. Don't see it personally but also hope if he goes on a bad run LVG has the balls to take him out the side, which is why we need another striker in.
Here's all of Rooney's finishes from the 09/10 season..The thing with Rooney is that he is a very good finisher, however, I think the other areas of his game are not good enough for him to get the required amount of opportunities to use that finishing to get 25+ goals. The likes of Aguero and Suarez get the numbers not just because they can finish. Their movement, dribbling, speed, quick feet etc will mean they probably have far more shooting opportunities than Rooney.
I fully trust Rooney to take a good chance if presented, it's just that in the PL today it is getting harder to get more than one or two good chances a game. You need to be able to make those opportunities by working and challenging defenders. That is the department he is behind other top strikers. He has a good strike from outside the box for instance, but more of his shots from 20 yards are blocked than Aguero because he doesn't have that skill, movement, acceleration or whatever to make that proper half a yard to unleash it.
I think being able to take a good chance alone may help him get 15 league goals, including one or two special moments he can still produce sporadically. However, to get 25+ you need more. Rooney doesn't get himself enough opportunities for that. You look at the goals Sturridge got a couple of seasons back - they were not just down to him being able to 'finish'. It was more down to him being a handful, and Rooney looks too easy to play against and contain for my liking. Of course, he will still get chances and still get goals, but I don't think he has enough of a threat other than the finishing to do huge numbers anymore.
I think you want a top striker in the modern game to have a few similar qualities to a good winger I guess, finishing aside. I think with Rooney, finishing aside, he has the qualities of a good central midfielder - which is typically not going to scare defenders.
Would be amazing. He played with such fire that season. Still, I don't think it's wise in football to expect a player to play as he played 6 years ago. He has not done it since. Still, I'd love to see that Rooney next season. I believe we'd be the strongest side in the league if we did.Here's all of Rooney's finishes from the 09/10 season..
I see no reason why he can't finish chances like that again. Di Maria is the most likely to provide that sort of service whereas Young is not up to it and Valencia unfortunately isn't anymore either. Memphis looked quality yesterday though, so hopefully he can play like that in the premier league.
I'm not expecting him to play like that for sure, but he's certainly more than capable of finishing off chances like that. The question is, can we get the right delivery from wide areas? For me, Di Maria can provide it with the game against Arsenal last season being an example. That's why I feel it's important we keep Di Maria. We need more players who have the vision and can play the final ball.Would be amazing. He played with such fire that season. Still, I don't think it's wise in football to expect a player to play as he played 6 years ago. He has not done it since. Still, I'd love to see that Rooney next season. I believe we'd be the strongest side in the league if we did.