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Too Bad For Rooney, See Why He Didn't Start Against Arsenal

Mourinho chose Mata, Martial and Rashford ahead of Rooney due to pace

Jose Mourinho explained that a lack of pace was the key reason why captain Wayne Rooney did not start in Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended for the match, Mourinho turned to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford instead of utilising Rooney's big-game experience.

Mourinho said, "I believed ones like Mata, Martial and Rashford were faster than Wayne, better attacking opponents one to one in the last line. I thought it was the best option."

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