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Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9. Inverted Wingers,Carilleros,Cattenacio,Double Pivots,Medianos,Mezzalas and of course The False Nines we have got it all here for the tactic-crazy football fan!

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Jose Mourinho now has to decide whether Rooney will continue in midfield or will go back to being a striker when the new season starts. With Zlatan and Rashford likely to be the attacking options upfront, it is difficult to see how Rooney will get a chance to start as a striker. His first touch is poor and it doesn’t allow him the time in tight situations to pick out a pass. This hinders Rooney’s ability to play in central midfield. Also, his defensive positioning is questionable and someone like Jose Mourinho wouldn’t risk him with any defensive duties.

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Ritesh Gogineni
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