Does Berbatov’s arrival spell curtains for Rooney?
Ferguson set to destroy another ego
As Berbatov strode around Man United HQ in the small hours, sleeping Wayne Rooney was probably having a great dream about a bubblegum goat. Unfortunately, he will have awoken this morning to a nightmare as two sad truths set in: a. the amazing goat wasn’t real, and b. Berbatov’s arrival at Old Trafford means his prime spot in the team has been taken.
Ferguson has been shifting Rooney around for ages, often squeezing him into the team with all the grace of a tot jamming a square peg into a round hole, and he even admitted that he has been wrongly playing him out of position. But now what choice does he have? Berbatov is a better centre forward, and anyone debating the worth of Rooney over Tevez is wasting their time – the Argentinean is simply more valuable to the team, and a more consistently impressive player. The wings are taken by Ronaldo (world’s best player) and Nani.
So, unless Ferguson changes the system – tantamount to football suicide – Rooney must be put on the bench, long term. How well will that go down with “the best player of his generation”?
The Spoiler assumes “not so well”.