Is it time for Louis van Gaal to drop his 30-year-old captain?
As Manchester United found themselves held to a 1-1 draw by a Jamie Vardy inspired Leicester City on Saturday evening, Wayne Rooney failed to alleviate the pressure and subsequent criticism surrounding his prolonged dip in form.
The England international has been largely uninspiring throughout the current campaign – a Champions League hat-trick aside – and it comes as little surprise to see both supporters and pundits questioning his position in Louis van Gaal’s starting line-up.
Throughout sixty-seven minutes of Premier League action at the King Power Stadium, the Red Devils and Three Lions captain failed to record an attempt at goal, was unable to fashion a single chance for his teammates and completed just 70% of his total passes.
Who should replace the Englishman as skipper?
Bastian Schweinsteiger, the man whom has stepped up with a goal and assist in his last two appearances for the Manchester outfit, would be a far more suitable candidate for the role.
The one-time World Cup winner is a born-leader and his passion for the club – despite having only been at Old Trafford for a matter of months – is clear to see.
Drop Wayne Rooney, hand the captain’s arm band to Bastian Schweinsteiger, then allow Anthony Martial free reign in the ‘number nine role’, and Louis van Gaal’s side will surely reap the rewards.
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Is it time for Louis van Gaal to drop Wayne Rooney?
— The Boot Room (@tbrfootball) November 28, 2015
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