Stats highlight why Louis van Gaal replaced Man United captain Wayne Rooney

Stats emphasise Man United captain Wayne Rooney's miserable evening at Leicester City

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Wayne Rooney had an evening to forget at Leicester City on Saturday evening.

The Manchester United captain was unable to inspire the Red Devils to a winner before Louis van Gaal opted to replace Rooney with Netherlands international Memphis Depay in the 68th minute.

The 30-year-old didn’t make any notable contributions to United’s performance aside from wandering offside when he appeared to have a fleeting chance from a corner after Kasper Schmeichel saved Bastian Schweinsteiger’s header.

And these stats from Squawka Football highlight Rooney’s underwhelming performance against the Premier League leaders.

The Red Devils fell behind in the first half after Jamie Vardy scored in his 11th successive Premier League game following a sweeping counter-attacking move by the home side.

However, Louis van Gaal’s side levelled on the stroke of half-time after Schweinsteiger powered a header past Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

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United couldn’t find a winner and David De Gea had to produce a smart save to deny Leicester substitute Leonardo Ulloa in the final 30 minutes.

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