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The stats that suggest Rooney has lost it at Man United

Rooney is struggling to make an impact at Man United. Credit: Oulala

What to do with Wayne Rooney?

The forward simply isn't enjoying the kind of impact he's used to at Man United, who again failed to impress in a goalless draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

While Chelsea may be the only big top flight club in crisis this season, Wayne Rooney is arguably suffering more than any player in the league.

There are calls for England and United to drop their skipper, and his Premier League stats so far this season only back this sentiment up.

Compared with the previous three campaigns, Rooney is averaging less shots per game, a weaker conversion rate, fewer successful passes, nowhere near as many chances created, and zero assists in ten matches.


Starting line-ups: Crystal Palace v Manchester United


FA investigate Rooney laser incident in Man United loss

The Football Association will investigate the directing of a laser towards Wayne Rooney during Wednesday's Capital One Cup clash with Middlesbrough.

Footage from the fourth-round tie at Old Trafford shows a green light appearing on United and England captain Rooney's face as he prepared to take his kick in the penalty shoot-out at the end of the contest.

Wayne Rooney missed his penalty. Credit: Reuters

Rooney's effort was saved by Boro goalkeeper Tomas Mejias as United were beaten 3-1 in the shoot-out following a 0-0 draw after extra-time.

The FA said on Thursday it was aware of reports of the incident and was looking into the matter.

The penalties were taken at the end of the ground housing Boro supporters, with around 10,000 away supporters in attendance.

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