Charlie Nicholas reckons the formation used by the Manchester United management is not doing Wayne Rooney any good and it’s only because of that, the star player has been suffering goal drought for some time.

Rooney’s last strike for the Red Devils came in the first week of April.

It has not happened that often in Rooney’s career that he has gone through such a long period without netting especially while playing in the position of the main forward.

His form has become a reason of concern for the fans of late, but, according to Nicholas, the 29-year old is not out of form.

Speaking on TV, Nicholas said, “Everybody is talking about Rooney’s form and whether he is past his best, but, I think the problem lies in United’s system. It’s not letting him express himself.”

“Watching closely, you can figure out that he becomes totally isolated and does not get the ball that often to play with. So, you can’t quite blame him. He is not getting exploited properly.”

“Van Gaal actually likes it that way. I have never seen him getting the striker that much into play wherever he has coached. He is someone who believes in stretching it as long as possible.”

Manchester United has, however, had a good start to the season despite Rooney not producing the goods. They have played 3 games so far and secured 7 points out of those with a couple of wins and a draw.

They are sitting at the 4th position in the points table, and have moved up to becoe second favourites for the title according to bet365.

Leading the table at this point of time, with a total of 9 points, is the last season’s runners up Manchester City, while, occupying the second and the third positions are Leicester City and Liverpool respectively.