Dispelling The Myth Manchester United Are A One Man Team


By Ben Davies

This is an update from a previous article.

I’ve heard a lot of nonsense uttered on the television and radio this season. The suggestion is Manchester United are only a one man team – if Rooney has a poor game or is unavailable for whatever reason United will lose. What complete rubbish!

It’s fair to say Rooney is our best player; he is an important cog in the make-up of the team. Football is a team game, no one man can win football matches by himself. It’s a combination of the team working together as a unit. How many goals has Rooney scored in the penalty area this season..? He couldn’t have scored so many without the help of his team mates.

What about the merits of the other players?

Fletcher is having his best season for us. Patrice Evra has been a constant performer, offering a real attacking threat down the left.  After a slow start to the season Carrick has performed well in recent months. The old stagers in Giggs and Scholes have had their moments, Valencia has chipped in with a number of assists & goals and now Berbatov and Nani are coming to the fore.

United have won eight games this season without Rooney featuring:

Premier League

  • United 2  Bolton 1
  • Wolves 0 United 1
  • Bolton 0 United 4

Champions League

  • CSKA Moscow 0 United 1
  • Wolfsburg 1 United 3

Carling Cup

  • United 1 Wolves 0
  • Barnsley 0 United 2
  • United 2 Spurs 0

Manchester United a one man team? I’ve never heard so much rubbish in my life.

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  1. Jason Freeman on

    The same people who say we’re a one man team said the same last year when we had Ronaldo. People are just jealous of us I think. Either that or they hate us. Hate us with envy.

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