Manchester – Manchester United’s squad suffered a massive overhaul this summer. As one of the older players, Wayne Rooney considered to have an important role in preserving the culture of the ‘Red Devils‘.
MU left a number of major players such as Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley. To replace the players, MU did a massive shopping by bringing Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind, and last Radamel Falcao.
The departure of senior players and new entrants in large numbers raises concerns about the erosion of culture that is embedded in the MU team. This concern was expressed by the legendary Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.
However, Schmeichel sure it will not happen because Manchester United have Rooney. Rooney, who signed from Everton in 2004, was recently handed the captaincy by new manager Louis van Gaal.
“Purchasing this summer is interesting, but the number was too many things. Brands are all new and they do not have the values of Manchester United in themselves,” said Schmeichel told the Manchester Evening News.
“If I see no problem, that’s the problem. Culture I do not quite see United in the team. Fact manager Louis van Gaal also did not have it. Extremely important to have the culture. Would be very unfortunate if the culture of Manchester United die just because no one passes , “added the man from Denmark this.
“That’s why Wayne Rooney will be very important. When new players it looks around the locker room, they will only see the real Manchester United Wayne in him. Role Wayne has now changed from critical to super critical. And because he’s the most important player at this time, then he is United’s most important player in the history to me, “he continued.
“He is the captain and his responsibility to the team will increase. Hopefully he can do the job and I‘m sure he could,” said Schmeichel.