Manchester United have started the new season with three consecutive victories under new boss Jose Mourinho. And while United skipper Wayne Rooney has not been in top form in this new campaign, he has been key to the Red Devils’ solid start to the season. The Manchester United number 10 scored one goal, assisted two more and created eight chances for his teammates, making him the team’s most creative player.
Rooney’s fantastic run and assist gave United their third win of the season against Hull in a dramatic late goal by Marcus Rashford to secure the Red Devils’ 100% win record in the Premier League this season.
Based on the Red’s decent run, United legend Paul Scholes had stated before the game against Hull City on why he believes Mourinho is right to start the England and Manchester United skipper.
“I think (Rooney) is doing enough to keep his place,” Scholes said on BT Sport.
“I think the problem of Wayne last year is he was being confused about his position. I’m not sure the previous manager knew where to play him.”
“He can play in either of the roles (centre-forward and central midfielder)”
“Having these better players around him will help him. Pogba and Ibrahimovic will take pressure off him”
The Red Devils skipper will be looking to improve his work off the ball as he has attempted six tackles this term but failed to win a single tackle. However it might not matter as much with the introduction of Paul Pogba in midfield, Rooney would be taking up a role further up the pitch supporting the attacking plays.