Date:8th December 2011 at 11:11am
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Mark Bosnich could very well be on the gear again.

Following United’s shock exit from the Champions League the former United keeper took to TalkSport to discuss the current state of affairs at Old Trafford.

He cited lack of attacking prowess and defensive frailty as the primary reason as to why United now find themselves in the Europa League, nothing wrong with expressing that opinion.

But for some reason he seems to think that as well as losing Ronaldo, somewhere along the line we’ve sold Rooney too:

“The Manchester United side of the last four or five years has been built on a solid defence.

“Ronaldo and Rooney were the x-factor but they haven’t got that type of quality anymore.

“One of the biggest problems is their lack of goals and a number 10, they haven’t really got one.”

As far as I’m aware Rooney is still at United and played last night so I will take it that he means Rooney has lost ‘it’ and the use of anymore means something more permanent rather than a current issue.

Rooney has been in poor form in front of goal of late but still to make such a spurious claim is laughable. Rooney has always been a player that operates in patches and I’d bet that he will hit a purple patch again this season.

Bosnich also added his voice to the claim that United lack a world class midfielder and like Roy Keane found fault in the fact that a 38 year old Ryan Giggs was our best performer,

“They haven’t got a world class midfielder. Giggs did well on Wednesday night but that’s not his natural position. He’s doing a fantastic job considering his age but they need someone who plays between the opposition’s defence and midfield.

“That’s their go-to man, someone who can create things, especially when your defence is not what it was.”