Five things we learned in Man Utd’s 1-1 draw with West Ham

1. Wayne Rooney isn’t a midfielder

Rooney got out battled, outthought and outclassed by the West Ham midfielders today. The game passed him by and he didn’t do anywhere near enough to try and combat it. He couldn’t get into the match whatsoever.

2. Louis van Gaal got his team selection all wrong 

Why Ander Herrera didn’t start is a mystery to us all, and the answer is clearly only known by Louis van Gaal himself. Surely it makes sense to drop the misfiring Falcao and return Rooney to his more familiar striker role and bring in a more natural midfielder?

3. Daley Blind is a hero 

He has scored twice for United now, and both have been last minute levellers away from home. His all-round game was lacking today, but once again he came up big when we needed him. That goal could be massive come May.

4. Radamel Falcao won’t stay beyond the summer

The game yesterday summed up his time in a United shirt. Full of promise and potential, but no end product. He worked tirelessly as always, but struggled to do anything threatening when in possession. That glaring miss will certainly be haunting him for the next few days.

5. Adnan Januzaj has something to offer

Once again Januzaj came in and did well. He looked by far our best option going forward for the majority of the game. At least he had a go at the West Ham back line and actually tried to beat his man. Fair play to the youngster.

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