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Rooney dropped for Van Persie

2012-08-25 15:56

Manchester - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson dropped Wayne Rooney to the bench and handed Robin van Persie his first start for Saturday's clash against Fulham at Old Trafford.

Rooney was axed after a lacklustre display in United's 1-0 defeat at Everton on Monday and Van Persie, signed from Arsenal for £24m, started up front in place of the England striker.

Van Persie, who made a 22-minute substitute appearance at Everton, was the lone forward in United's attack, with Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa playing just behind the Dutch star.

AFP

Comments
  • Jacques - 2012-08-25 16:16

    Interesting to see how RvP goes without Rosicky and Song behind him... Wish him all the best, though. Here's to hoping Arsenal win something the moment he leaves haha

  • hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2012-08-25 16:30

    uhm, will be interesting to see what that does for Rooney, motivate him or will he sulk? Could backfire or Sir Alex.

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