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16-07-2017, 05:56 PM
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Rooney: Lack of leaders at United
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/n...u-10804514

Asked to offer Lukaku some words of advice, Rooney said: “There are standards that you have to keep when you are at Manchester United."

“That came from the ­manager Sir Alex Ferguson when I went to United and it was then passed down through the dressing room by the likes of Giggsy, Gary Neville and Scholesy.

“Over the last few years, it was down to me and Michael Carrick to keep the new players maintaining those ­standards.

“That became more difficult over the last few years, with some of the ­players who joined the club. There are ­traditions at United that have to be maintained. It’s become harder, but that’s not my problem any more. I’m just ecstatic to be back at Everton.”

“Playing for Manchester United is a test of character, as well as your ability."

“You have got to be strong enough mentally to accept the challenge ­because United is a ­football club that demands success."

“Romelu has to be strong enough to take up that challenge. If he does that, then, with the ability he has got, he will be a success. But if he doesn’t face the challenge, if he worries about things, then it will be more difficult for him."

“Hopefully, Romelu has got people there who will give him the right ­guidance and get the best out of him.”
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16-07-2017, 06:10 PM
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That's all well and good, but he neglected to mention that he was the main culprit when it came to dropped standards. Blaming solely the players that arrived in recent years for our woes is typical bullshittery and unbecoming of someone who was the club captain during this period. Further reason why he never grew into that armband, IMO.
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16-07-2017, 07:07 PM
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Obviously Rooney does have a point here.

Neville, Scholes, Giggs were 29/30 years old when it was tasked to them teach the new kids the United ways. Who are our remnants of the 2013 side and our most senior players?
Carrick © Young,Smalling,Jones.

That's laughable. Also Rooney is pointing out a high turnover of players which makes it difficult to have a settled squad or a squad of players ingrained with the standards demanded. I don't even think Rooney and Carrick are good role models or inspiring figures but you take what you have.

We lost leaders like Evra and Fletcher who could have carried on with us for a few more years. Just look at their replacements?
Look at the players we have seen come and go..

With Rooney gone and Carrick on his last year. We need new leaders to emerge.

I'm grateful for Herrera but Smalling has to step up again and be at the forefront Dodgy Pogba & Lukaku are in their mid 20's now, theres no hiding place for them, they have to emerge as leaders with balls and a voice.

We desperately need Ibra to return mid season, the man is a boss.

We need players to step up to the plate to prove Rooney wrong.

What I really want to say next summer is that we are blessed with half a dozen leaders in:

Carrick, Herrera, Pogba, Lukaku, Smalling, Ibra.
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16-07-2017, 08:52 PM
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(16-07-2017 07:07 PM)Clint-TheyCallMePapii Wrote:  What I really want to say next summer is that we are blessed with half a dozen leaders in:

Carrick, Herrera, Pogba, Lukaku, Smalling, Ibra.

... and DDG.
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16-07-2017, 09:47 PM
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(16-07-2017 08:52 PM)xStatesideAussie Wrote:  
(16-07-2017 07:07 PM)Clint-TheyCallMePapii Wrote:  What I really want to say next summer is that we are blessed with half a dozen leaders in:

Carrick, Herrera, Pogba, Lukaku, Smalling, Ibra.

... and DDG.

Dave shows no evidence of being a leader.

He doesn't give public statements, interviews, he doesn't bollock players, he doesn't point and shout. He doesn't profess his love for the club.

He's no Herrera bascally, he's more like Carrick 2006-12. Maybe in his 7th season coming we might see some development, some backbone, some balls and some self belief and confidence which enables me/us to percieve him as a leader/senior figure but as it stands DDG leads by example as a professional footballer who has committed to the club with a contract and gives 100%.

De Gea to me is as much leadership material as Mata or Fellaini. They come across as likeable blokes in the squad and friendly chaps who give 100% but do they lead/speak out/direct the side like Pogba,Herrera or Smalling in the past has done...No.

I actually really want Smalling re-stablish himself as our top centre back and leader, its sad he's regressed after making huge progress .
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18-08-2017, 03:14 PM
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Rooney: Lack of leaders at United
Sour grapes... cunt can fuck off


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