Giggs believes Rooney ‘confused’ by ‘transitional period’

Date published: Thursday 13th October 2016 7:19

Ryan Giggs: Feels sorry for former team-mate

Ryan Giggs claims that his former Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney may be ‘confused’ by his transition to a midfield position.

The former Everton man has lost his place in the starting XI for both United and England, and Giggs feels sorry for the 30-year-old.

Giggs argues that Rooney is not a natural midfielder, and believes that the constant change of role has left the club and country captain feeling lost.

“I see a player who’s going through a transitional period,” Giggs said in his role as a pundit on ITV.

“I went through it when I was 29 or 30, where I was a winger and I couldn’t knock it around a defender and get it the other side.

“I feel a little bit sorry for him. Towards the end of last season and for England in the summer he was played in that deeper role, then he was told he’s playing as a No. 9 or a No. 10. He’s probably a bit confused.”

“The only way he can get it back is on the training pitch,” he said. “I don’t see him playing in a specific position, he’s got the talent to play so many positions, and the experience.”


Giggs critical of Sturridge decision making

Daniel Sturridge: Part of a difficult night for England

Giggs was also heavily critical of decisions made by Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

“I played with him with Team GB [at the 2012 Olympics],” Giggs said. “He has everything, good touch, good finisher, quick, but to be a top, top player: decision-making.

“Making more good decisions than you do bad ones. Today there was just too many bad decisions.”

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