Originally Posted by Gunner14
Im not knocking Wayne Rooney as a footballer he has exceptional talent when he keeps his head but England need to play to a system our system would have to have 3 CM's as we don't posses enough quality to have two and i don't feel we have enough support to get the best out of Rooney so should try other avenues. We've won fuck all with him so wheres the harm in trying something new.
If the World Cup taught is anything it's that we have to play 3 central midfielders or we'll just get dominated in the middle of the park. We're lightyears behind other teams like Spain who have their midfield trio, and for me Rooney doesn't work as the lone striker either.
Yes he's quality but our shape has to be right if we're going to compete at the Euros. There's no getting round the fact Rooney was a disgrace was at the World Cup against a lot lesser teams than we'll face next summer. He didn't look at all threatening against Slovenia & Algeria as well as USA & Germany. Going with a midfield three consisting of any from Parker, Wilshere, Cleverley, Gerrard, Lampard, Milner with Young, Johnson or Walcott supporting on the flanks with an Agbonlahor, Bent, Welbeck or Sturridge wouldn't be a bad thing.