Wayne Rooney has been playing in midfield to accommodate Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie…
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal recently described Wayne Rooney as the club’s ‘best striker’, ahead of both Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie.
That’s despite his captain only scoring one goal – a penalty against Preston – since the turn of the year.
Van Gaal said: “Rooney is maybe our best striker. But I am playing him in midfield because I have to look at which players make the biggest contribution and in what position.
“Rooney is probably giving more of a contribution to the England team when he is playing as a striker. I would also put him in the striker’s position if I was the coach of the English team. But it is the composition of the team that is more important than the individual player.”
Click through our list below to see if we believe the Dutchman to be right, as we count down the top flight’s best strikers:
10) Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
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