Man U News

The original unofficial Man Utd news aggregation site.

Rooney misses out on ‘all time United XI’

Wayne Rooney has missed out on making Manchester United’s ‘all time XI’, as voted for by Sky Sports viewers.

Despite being the club’s all-time top scorer having found the net 253 times in just 559 appearances, there was no place in fan’s line-up for the former England international.

Only one of the current crop at Old Trafford made the line-up – that being goalkeeper David de Gea, who was voted into the PFA Team of the Year for a record fifth time last week.

Voted in as the back-four were Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, while making up the midfield were three of the famous ‘class of 92’ – David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs – as well as Irishman Roy Keane.

Up-top, Eric Cantona is partnered by now Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

 

Rooney, who is also England’s all-time top scorer with 53 goals, left Old Trafford last season for boyhood club Everton, but has had a hit-and-miss season on Merseyside.

The 32-year-old had a strong start at Goodison Park, scoring the winner against Stoke City on his second-debut for the Toffees and netting 11 goals before Christmas, including a memorable hat-trick versus West Ham.

However since the turn of the year, Rooney has struggled to replicate his form from the first half of the season and has fallen out of favour with manager Sam Allardyce.

Do you think Rooney should have made United’s all time XI?