you certainly are doing a good job at playing devil's advocate!!!Listen mate if we had such a sub standard front line how come we are the top scorers in the premiership.You may say Ronaldo has contributed it half of them but who provided the assists? The likes of Rooney,tevez and even saha have more than justified their selection with their contirbution in terms of their unselfish team work that have made us THE team to be feared in the league. Okay Rooney's finishing is not top notch but give me him over van nistlerooy any day of the week. You say in another post we should never have got rid of him-where have you been the last 18 months. It was clear and obvious to everyone that the side in terms of morale and the tempo of our football has been better off without him.the 5 games we have lost because he is our talisman.He has scored 72 goals in 3 and a half seasons which is not half bad for someone who cant hit a barndoor with a banjo. His energy.his abillity to bring the best out of others around him and his all Wazza has been missing for round genius in terms of guile are badly missed eg the city game, the villa cup game (before he came on), the bolton game etc.You say its because we have no striker to replace him. Well we had saha for the bolton and west ham games, ronaldo in the derby so we were not exactly short of options. besides we had plenty of chances in those games but squandered them badly.AS for us mistakenly selling rossi come off it he couldnt get even on to the bench when we loaned him to Newcastle.superguy said:It is impossible for us to win the treble because we do not have good enough strikers. I am worried about Rooney playing up front as the main striker as his finishing is very poor, he consistently makes the wrong decisions in front of goal. He is turning into an expensive version of Alan Smith, lots of effort and running but little quality. Against Barca or Madrid you may get one or two clear chances in the match and I certainly would not put any money on Rooney finishing it. Even when Louis Saha is fit I think he is a pretty run of the mill striker whose not exactly clinical either. Tevez is not a main striker, he is an attacking midfielder as that is where he spends all of his time. So we have two strikers in our entire squad, one is always injured and the other could not hit a barn door with a banjo.
As for the treble yes i think its not unrealistic to say its on. As Fergie said we have the strongest squad we have ever had . Unlike last year we have plenty of cover in every position made even stronger with Silvestre, neville and Foster coming back and we have the experience and confidence of winning the league last season.I really do think its our best chance since 99 so lets get behind the boys and leave out the negative rhetoric that in the case of Rooney has no basis in fact