Former Manchester United attacker, Wayne Rooney has urged Man Utd boss, Ten Hag to drop Cristiano Ronaldo and Rashford vs Liverpool on Monday night as Man Utd aim for their first win this season.
Manchester United is yet to win a Premier League game this season under Ten Hag following two losses against Brighton and Brentford whiles Liverpool have also managed to pick up just two draws in their opening games.
Ahead of the showdown at Old Trafford on Monday night, the DC United manager who lost 6-0 against Philadelphia United over the weekend thinks Ten Hag should drop Cristiano Ronaldo and Rashford against Liverpool.
According to Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford should not be in their starting XI for the clash with Liverpool on Monday night, saying both players don’t have the energy for such a crucial game.
In his column for the Times, Rooney wrote:
I can’t see United winning, but I believe there’ll be a reaction and they’ll lose by the odd goal, or even snatch a draw. I wouldn’t play Cristiano Ronaldo, and I wouldn’t play Marcus Rashford.
If I was in Ten Hag’s position my main concern would be getting energy on the pitch, and United’s failure to recruit a No 9 means they relied on Ronaldo against Brentford, even though he hadn’t trained a lot with the team. He looked like he needs time to get match fit.
“As for Marcus, I think he needs to do a lot of soul-searching and figure out what he wants, for his own good, before anything else. Because watching him is a real concern: he looks like he wants to be anywhere but on a football pitch.
Manchester United will take on rivals Liverpool without their new midfield signing from Real Madrid Casemiro, who won’t be registered in time but could instead make his debut next week at Southampton.