Recommended Player for Gameweek 29 - Wayne Rooney


With the red side of Manchester on form and on top, my recommended player for Gameweek 29 is an obvious choice, it’s Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.

A world class talent, he is the type of player that scores goals in patches, especially this season, as is evident with the following:

Gameweeks (GWs) 1-5: 9 goals in 5 matches (including 2 hat-tricks)

GWs 6-14: 0 goals in 8 matches

GWs 15-17: 4 goals in 3 matches

GWs 18-23: 0 goals in 5 matches

GWs 24-28: 7 goals in 4 matches

Despite going through periods without a goal this season he has notched an impressive 20 league goals with 6 assists.

10 Gameweeks remains for this season and there is no reason why his goal scoring exploits should stop now, especially due to United’s remaining upcoming fixtures:

GW 29 – Wolves (A) – Winnable/Scoreable
GW 30 – Fulham (H) – Winnable/Scoreable
GW 31 – Blackburn (A) – Winnable/Scoreable
GW 32 – QPR (H) – Winnable/Scoreable
GW 33 – Wigan (A) – Winnable/Scoreable
GW 34 – Aston Villa (H) – Winnable/Scoreable
GW 35 – Everton (H) – Winnable/Scoreable
GW 36 – Man City (A) – Scoreable
GW 37 – Swansea (H) – Winnable/Scoreable
GW 38 – Sunderland (A) – Winnable/Scoreable

With the remarkable run of fixtures still due to be played United are more than capable of winning at least 9 out of the 10 matches.

They are only due to face one top 6 team which is their neighbours/title challengers.

Such is United’s current form and decent remaining run that I believe Manchester United will win the 2011/2012 Premier League title, provided Rooney and other key United players stay fit.

At 12.5 he is not cheap, but definitely worth buying immediately if you haven’t already purchased him.

Out of all United’s strikers he is the least likely to be squad rotated, especially due to the arrival of the business end of the season.

The England international may not be a prolific scorer for his country, but at club level (in all competitions) he boasts a strike rate near enough to 50%.

This is incredible for a player that isn’t a one dimensional goal poacher, but rather a playmaker, goal scorer and overall creative force wrapped into one.

England don’t have a Ronaldo or a Messi, but they do have Wazza (Rooney), who isn’t too far behind them on the talent front.

He may not score 50 goals a season, but without a doubt he is the most talented English footballer of his generation.

He is far from perfect, yet has sought vindication and redemption every time he garners on-field/off-field controversy.

When he is fit and scoring goals you would be crazy not to have in your team! I ask you, are you sane or one of the crazy ones?

The above article was originally posted on FPL Hints