Michael Owen: Why Rooney in midfield and Di Maria in attack?


Rooney should be playing upfront.

Micheal Owen wonders why Louis van Gaal has deployed his captain in midfield and Argentine winger Angel di Maria in attack.

The Manchester United manager has been playing the England captain Wayne Rooney deep in midfield and Di Maria alongside Van Persie in attack which clearly hasn't been working.

And former England striker Owen - who won the Premier League title with the Red Devils back in 2011 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge - questions the Dutchman's tactics.

“In my United team, I would have Rooney in attack,” Owen wrote on Sportslobster.

“The other day, I couldn’t understand why Di Maria played upfront and Rooney in midfield when the Argentine has always been a midfielder and Rooney’s always been a striker.”

The former Liverpool striker also gave his thought about United loanee Radamel Falcao.

"I would have to say Radamel Falcao as I rated him so highly when I watched him play for Atletico Madrid and his national team," Michael Owen added

"But, at this moment, I think it is very difficult to judge players at Manchester United because they are not firing on all cylinders.

"Therefore, we have yet to see the best of Falcao in the Premier League, but he is definitely a huge talent and can score any type of goal."

Written by @Chukkymufc


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