On Saturday, Everton faced Manchester United in what was the last preparation game before the start of the season.
The Premier League will kick off next weekend and before the start, Everton and Manchester United met at The Old Trafford Stadium with a crushing victory for the locals by 4-0 and that, surprisingly, had James Rodriguez as the starter by decision of the technical director Rafa Benitez.
Prior to the duel, the midfielder had questioned his participation in the game, and on his Twitch channel he said: “I’m called up, available too, but I don’t know if I’ll play”. He was finally part of the starters and was there for 45 minutes, however it wasn’t what everyone expected.
James was put in the position of 9, as an area striker, before the loss of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, which is totally unknown to the Colombian and before the defensive game proposed by Benitez and Manchester United’s vast superiority, little and nothing could be done by the midfielder throughout the match.
This was repudiated by several Everton fans who want James to continue, but playing in those conditions is going to be impossible for him to stand out. “Dear Colombians, I am very sorry that my club has decided to hire a clown as coach, signed by: all everton fans,” was one of the comments of a ‘Toffees’ fan.
James has already shown signs of not wanting to continue at Everton, but with the lack of proposals and with the start of the Premier League in eight days, it seems that his options to leave are complicated. The market will be open until August 31 and anything can happen.