Manchester United have begun its season with two wins from as many games, however, the Red Devils have been far from convincing following narrow wins over Tottenham and Aston Villa.
Louis van Gaal has sent a clear message to all of his players, saying nobody was safe from being dropped from his side.
“At a club like ours, no-one has a fixed place in the XI. Every player knows it and because of that we have a good team spirit,” van Gaal is quoted as saying by The Metro.
There is speculation that this comment is being aimed at striker Wayne Rooney, as he has experienced a slow start to his 2015-16 season.
Rooney remains a key player in the Red Devils’ squad, but van Gaal’s management style guarantees that he will not be afraid to drop the star striker to the bench if necessary.
His performance against Aston Villa left a lot to be desired, which may put his stranglehold on the striker position in jeopardy.
Perhaps luckily for Rooney, United do not have a lot of depth at in the front third following the departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.