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Van Purse $tring, speaking to Dutch broadcasting channel NOS after the match, said that:
"Our fellow players are sometimes occupying the spaces I want to play in," he said after being whether he was allowed to drop deep to get the ball.
"And when I see that, it makes it difficult for me to come to those spaces as well. So that forces me to adjust my runs, based on the position of my fellow players."
"And, unfortunately, they are often playing in my zones. I think that's a shame."
There may be some truth to the imminent exit rumours of the Traitor as posted by Govinda, he's obviously unhappy with Rooney invading his zones. I won't be too surprised if he ends up at Galatasaray next season.
I concede I am somewhat biased because I think RVP is exceptionally talented and has a gifted football brain. So to me it highlights the difference in managerial skills of SAF and Wenger, who both managed to maximize RVP's skills and got him to score many goals, and Moyes who can not get his team to work as a unit. He might be better of just benching RVP because if you don't use his skill he is not a Giroud who can be useful in other area's working his tail of. I think some highly talented players can fall of a cliff if they play with players who don't "get" them or in systems of managers who don't "get" them.
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I agree that Moyes is the lesser manager of the three, but laying all the blame at Moyes' door seem like a simplistic way of looking at what's going on at crumbling Man U right now. As a team, they've been in decline in the last 3 seasons before Moyes took over the managerial reign, Moyes is just unfortunate that their decline accelerated faster this season. Privately, Moyes would be shocked to find out how ordinary most of these Man U players are, Fergie knew that he got very lucky last season with that squad and that was the main reason he bailed out at the very first opportunity he had chance to do so. Moyes isn't a bad manager at all and he has managed to get the best out of many players during his time at Everton. Just look at the likes of Baines, Jagielka, Ross Barkley, Oviedo, Arteta, Lescott, etc, etc. These are decent, solid players who played under Moyes.
"he's obviously unhappy with Rooney invading his zones."
Another instance of you having no idea what you're talking about, slayer.
It has nothing to do with Rooney, who is right footed, and plays through the middle or from the left.
RVP, Mata and Januzaj are all left footed, so like to come in from the right, to get onto their left foot, this especially goes for Mata, as Januzaj is two footed.
RVP also finds himself with Rafael and/or Valencia in 'his' space .... he needs to tuck his head in and get on with it.
- 1 Reply to The Alcoholic Brown Family
Keep deluding yourself, rikki.
His thinly-veiled attack was aimed at one player and one player only, but you won't get it would you.
"Right now, I'm definitely a centre-forward. I'm after more goals,"
"When you play as a target man, you have to stay up front and help the team out by holding the ball up and waiting for support. That all comes with experience.
"It's a good role for me to play, and hopefully I can continue doing well there."