Wayne Rooney named in BBC’s Team of the Week

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney has been named by the BBC’s Garth Crooks in his Premier League Team of the Week.

The 30-year-old got back among the goals in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday with a superb back-heel flick after Anthony Martial gave it to him on a plate.

After staunch but completely justified criticism of Rooney, it was good to see him back among the goals. Here’s Crooks’ team in full:


As good as it is to see Rooney in the team, I can’t fathom how he is chosen ahead of Martial whose performance was head and shoulders above his against Swansea.

Rooney scored a wonderful goal but he also missed a hatful of chances, albeit just like Martial did but his overall contribution to the game was far more deserving of a place in the team of the week.

Of course, That’s just my opinion but I do feel that simply talking about Rooney’s goal and ignoring that he otherwise wasn’t overly impressive against Swansea seems somewhat unbalanced.

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