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Mark Van Bommel Says Bayern Munich Will Re-Strategize To Stop Wayne Rooney

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 21: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 21, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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K ShakranSenior Analyst IMarch 29, 2010

Bayern Munich's Mark Van Bommel says that the Bavarians will change their defensive strategy while facing Manchester United in order to limit, as much as possible, Wayne Rooney from causing any kind of damage to the Munich back line.

English Premier League reigning champions Manchester United will face the German side on Tuesday at the Allianz Stadium in the UEFA Champions league's crucial quarterfinals.

Rooney, who's having the best season of his career carrying United on his back, has already forced the Bavarians to alter their defensive schemes, Van Bommel exclaimed.

"It will not be easy to deal with Rooney because he is such a good player," he told The Sun. He then went on to point out, "We normally man-mark players like him but I don't think we can with him because he is too good."

"We will have to defend zonally so that more than one player can take care of him," Van Bommel concluded.

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