Yea I'm extremly surprised also. I thought if anyone was to get star treatment it would have been RvP since he's a countryman, but LvG shipped him off and didn't care.
Def would be a powerful message if he did drop him and we all know LvG loves his powerful messages. But it's still odd to me, knowing LvG - that it hasn't happened yet, could it be the hierarchy at United that are telling LvG they'd prefer if Rooney played? (due to marketing?) idk, I'm probably reaching but this has had me perplexed.
Carrick should be captain regardless, I always thought that - even if Rooney plays. Rooney to me never seemed captain worthy. Same way Ronaldo isn't. But let's be real here, the armband doesn't mean that much and it def shouldn't stand in the way of Rooney getting benched.
Man that's exactly what it is. Dude even dropped Riquelme
Yea I think Coupe miht be on to something . If he got dropped that would leave only Carrick and Mike as the only Englishmen on the squad...higher ups probably told LVG he's undroppable fdue to marketing reasons