2. He slows us down too much in possession & gives it away a lot trying to do too much (similar to bad Ross days)
3. He distorts our shape wandering about & (not his fault) other players tend to defer to him, pass to him too much
He has positive impacts but the impact on shape is a big factor for me in loss of defensive discipline (not the only or biggest factor but it clearly contributes).
If he is going to play I’d rather see us try him in a three man midfield joining in than up front wandering about.
: .....than Sig so far.
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: So what's your view? Is he part of the cure,
: or part of the problem?
: I'd voted that he shouldn't be in the team,
: fwiw. I think you select him or Sig and -
: much as I don't really understand signing
: Sig - I'd say (*without any stats, just what
: I think I see) our record signing brings
: more all round.
: But I don't think Rooney's as finished as
: some suggest. Just lacking in positional
: discipline and that disrupts the already
: unbalanced other 10. But who knows, perhaps
: he's been told to play like that?