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19th Sep 2016

Trevor Sinclair mocked for suggesting Wayne Rooney should be played as a holding midfielder

'I don't think he has to be taken out of the side'

Simon Lloyd

We’re not quite at the stage where #MourinhoOut starts trending on Twitter, but it’s fair to say the last few days haven’t been great from a Manchester United perspective.

Despite starting the season brightly, United’s loss at Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon was their third on the spin, coming at the end of an eight day period that had already seen the side suffer defeats to Manchester City and Feyenoord.

While United fans aren’t quite ready to start turning on their new manager just yet, it seems their patience with Wayne Rooney is running out.

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The United captain, playing as part of a midfield three, performed poorly in the 3-1 defeat to Watford, drawing plenty of criticism from the club’s supporters in the process. While many of the club’s fans believe it’s high time that Rooney was withdrawn from the United starting XI for a run of games, few pundits appear to agree.

Another example of this came on Sunday evening’s Match of the Day 2, where Trevor Sinclair was asked by host Mark Chapman if it was time for Mourinho to drop Rooney.

Sinclair suggested that instead of dropping him, the former Chelsea boss should simply play Rooney as a holding midfielder…

As you’d probably expect, Sinclair’s advice came as a surprise to many…

Perhaps this is what Sinclair had in mind?

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