POLL: Should Wayne Rooney start against Liverpool if fully fit?

by Sam Peoples

A simple question that will no doubt be split in the response it gets.

Wayne Rooney has been out of action for nearly four weeks after suffering his horrific leg gash against Fulham but with reports surfacing this week that he has returned to full training ahead of schedule, it sounds like there might be a possibility that he will be fit in time to face Liverpool at Anfield this Sunday. But is that necessarily a good thing?

He has only scored once for at Anfield for United and that was on his debut in the 1-0 victory in 2005. Since then, he has struggled with the pressures of the occasion. In the last few years especially, his form has always dipped for Anfield away.

Now that Robin van Persie is in the side and has scored four goals in his last two starts, the inclusion of Rooney in the starting line-up isn’t a guarantee. The summer signing has started his career at a blistering pace and having scored both of Arsenal’s goals at Anfield last year in their 2-1 win, he knows all about silencing the Kop.

I think, even if Rooney is fully fit, starting him against Liverpool isn’t an option. We have a fully fit world class striker in fine form and to be bring Rooney back from a month away from training in the biggest away game of the season wouldn’t do him or United any good.

What do you think?

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Leonard 09/20/2012 - 20:25

I think Rooney is a great player,jus like RVP…can’t wait to see them partnering upfront!

Caruchan 09/20/2012 - 15:02

Rooney has been in poor form for the last few years. If he can beat Van Persie for the position fine but just b/c he’s English and what “World Class” is he? He has been poor in World Cup play and Euro play. He cost us the title last year b/c he could always finish. How many games did he whiff a goal Ronaldo would have put in the back of the net. Rooney is a good player playing on a team with extra ordinary talent. Rooney should have taken the opportunities b/c I think the new leader is going to be a healthy van Persie. But when you have 10 other great players to support you, you had better put it in the net who ever you are.

Dike Chimezie 09/20/2012 - 14:42

Rooney should start because he is not any other player, he is world class and a plus anyday, anytime. Days are gone when games against Liverpoool are our biggest/toughest. RVP is good but Rooney is better and more complete. I guess SAF might play the both of them together combine with Valencia and with Kagawa supporting.

Prince Evans 09/20/2012 - 14:34

No two ways about that, Rooney should play against Liverpool if fully fit.

Amidu Kidasco 09/20/2012 - 12:51

Let him rest and feel more sharp and greater for the season


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