Wayne Rooney requested a double change for Manchester United’s lineup against Liverpool

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Wayne Rooney advised Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag to make changes by benching Ronaldo and Rashford. After beginning the season with back-to-back losses, the Dutchman will be eager to get a break from the terrible start he’s had at Old Trafford. Even if the Reds have also had a pretty unimpressive start to the current Premier League season, gaining a result against Jurgen Klopp’s team will be harder said than done.

Wayne Rooney Urges Manchester United To Make Changes 

Ten Hag may decide to make changes throughout the field given that United has been frighteningly flimsy in defence and comparatively impotent in attack thus far this season. Wayne Rooney, a club legend, has urged the next United boss to be brutal by benching Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo for the historic match.


Following Ronaldo’s declaration that he wishes to leave the club this summer, speculation about his future has hampered Ten Hag’s tenure, and Rashford’s form has declined over the past 12 months. Before Monday’s game, United’s all-time leading scorer pushed Ten Hag to drop both in an article for The Times. I wouldn’t play Marcus Rashford or Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Rooney.

“If I were in Ten Hag’s shoes, getting energy on the field would be my top priority. Because United failed to bring in a number nine, they were forced to rely on Ronaldo against Brentford even though he had barely practised with the club. He seems to need some time to acquire a match-fit. Ten Hag requires vigour from his team, therefore dropping Ronaldo might be necessary.”

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Ten Hag will likely give David de Gea the chance to atone for the two blatant errors he made in the 4-0 loss at Brentford, making this one of the simpler selection decisions going into the game. Before the Spaniard, there has been much talk of Harry Maguire perhaps being benched in favour of Raphael Varane, whilst £55 million newcomer Lisandro Martinez was kicked off in West London at halftime after struggling to handle Ivan Toney. Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot might be positioned next to Varane and Martinez.

Casemiro was scheduled to play against the Reds, but a deal to get him to Old Trafford was not finalized in time. As a result, Fred, a teammate from Brazil, will likely start in Casemiro’s place behind Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes.

Anthony Elanga might be used in an attacking role if Ten Hag follows Rooney’s advice and benched Ronaldo and Rashford for Monday night’s game. The Swedish international had a breakthrough season last year and could play in Rashford’s usual wide position, with Jadon Sancho on the other flank.

If Ronaldo is benched, Anthony Martial, who performed well in the preseason, should be given the go-ahead to play in the No. 9 position. Having lost the French striker to injury just before the start of the season was a setback for Ten Hag, and he’ll likely be trying to get Martial back into his lineup as soon as possible.

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