Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Player Review - Wayne Rooney

Hello again everyone and welcome to my latest blog post, where I have another player review due to popular demand from previous blog posts. A quick question before I continue, should I make this into a series? And if I should, give me suggestions on players to review, remember they do not have to be English or from the EPL since my blog is going through an expansion period where all my readers can read football from all across Europe. 

Anyways let me begin, and the player I am reviewing today is Manchester United wantaway striker Wayne Rooney, who wants to leave the club ironically after being told he would be second choice to Dutchman Robin van Persie after his impressive form last season.

Rooney started life in the Premier League with a bang - scoring against Arsenal with an amazing solo effort and finish past experienced goalkeeper David Seaman, as a 16-year-old striker playing for Everton at the time.

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His career rocketed from then on, and before he knew it, United splashed out just under £30million pounds for him because they knew he was a young talent that does not come too often in English football. 

Young talent: Wayne Rooney was snapped up by Sir Alex as an 18-year-old for £25.6million pounds. 
Rooney has been known for his goal-scoring ability along with the controversy and drama that has surrounded his footballing career, from apparent infidelity (cheating on his wife) to getting sent off when playing for England.  

He has scored 141 goals in 278 appearances so far for Manchester United, but the recent arrival and success of team-mate Robin van Persie at the club has made Wayne unsettled and wants to play first-team football every week. 

Ever since van Persie joined from Arsenal last season, Rooney has been playing in a deeper role, instead of the main striker a playmaker to pass and feed RVP to score the goals. 

van Persie has overshadowed Rooney in his first season at United, scoring 30 goals.

Questions over his fitness and injuries over the years have put him on the bench in many important matches, which will have frustrated him as he feels he must play vital matches to prove his worth for the England national team. 

He does not want to play as a CAM, more of a CF or ST and there are a lot of teams around Europe who are willing to sign him because no-one can deny that he has quality despite his current position and him being overlooked to RVP. 

One of those clubs is in-fact a Premier League team, in Chelsea. New manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he will do his best to sign Rooney, but I doubt that United will want to sell him to a rival. 

If in fact United decide to sell Rooney, this is how he will look in the Chelsea side this season: 

Petr Cech - GK
Ashley Cole - LB
Cesar Azpilicueta - RB
Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic - CB
Juan Mata and Oscar - CM
Andre Schurrle - LM
Eden Hazard - RM
Wayne Rooney and Romelu Lukaku - ST

Either way Rooney is not happy at United and until this matter is resolved, Manchester United will have a situation on their hands.