Are Man United in trouble about Rooney?

Wayne Rooney is looking at 2 months on the sidelines after wounding his knee in a challenge with Hugo Rodallega during Manchester United’s home fixture against Fulham.

Usually United have struggled when Rooney has been absent for long periods of time as he has become “The Man” at United. However, this time United have 3 international strikers ready to pounce and take his place in the first team. Rooney’s form during the tail end of last season & during the Euro’s was less than spectacular so Wayne will experience a tough fight for his place in the team. In the past when a striker has been more in form than Rooney he’s been moved around the squad to accommodate him in the team. Usually he would play just behind the forward dipping into midfield and finding space out wide, howbeit new signing Shinji Kagawa has made a big impression in his last two games, winning Setanta Sports MoTM award against Fulham. Kagawa ‘s link up play with the wide men, mi

dfield and Robin Van Persie was one of the key points in United’s recent victory, Kagawa seems to be making a real name for himself in the squad already and would not be taken out of the team unnecessarily. Rooney in the past had found joy wide lift, during Ronaldo’s finally two seasons with the Red Devils Rooney was often employed wide to enable Ronaldo’s goal hunt. During that time United’s remaining wingers were a less consistent Nani (imagine that! Less consistent), Ji Sung Park & Ryan Giggs who were both being employed in the center. Nani is now somewhat more consistent, Ashley Young is useful on his off days & Valencia rarely has an off day meaning Wayne Rooney will not just walk back into the team like the norm. Instead, if he doesn’t play well, he will not play. For the first time in a while. United have options. Could this be the beginning of the end of Red Roo? 
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