#41126 Ory1997 :
Rooney looks like as if he's deteriorating and he's only 27 what happened to him? The Dortmund loss was very disappointing as they are actually considerably weeker than Manchester United, beat them 4-0 on Champions League Finals in my first season and I was missing Vidic, Rooney, De Gea and Hamsik and they still had their top players with them (Gotze & Hummels). Can I see how walker and Rafael are developing? Also can you give me tips on developing youngsters, Pogba's development is amazing and I'm starting to regret selling him to Southampton, mayb I will buy him back if he develops.
To answer your points, In my 1st season I was mainly playing a 4-4-2 and when I played a 45-5-1 or 4-2-3-1 Rooney was my first choice then it was Hernández. Hernández started 28 and came on as a sub 14 times and scored 23 goals. Rooney started 37 and came on as a sub 3 times and scored 23 goals. In my second season Rooney broke his leg 1/3 into the season and Hernández was then my main striker for most of the season plus with the arrivals of Götze and Hazard I mainly used a 4-2-3-1 formation. So being the main striker Hernández was sensational as he started 44 and came on as a sub 5 times and scored 43 goals.
This season Hernández is now my main striker and Rooney has been playing as a AML (Inside Forward)or AMC (Attacking Midfielder. I would not say that deteriorated but Hernández has been an assassin in front of goal.
The Dortmund loss made me very annoyed. As I have said De Gea could have done better but in both of them games they scored with their only shots at goal. However i hop the arrival of Marc-André ter Stegen will add to my GK options.
I will post Walker's, Rafael's and Brady's attributes soon (I am updating this on a different computer then my save).
With regards to player development it comes down to a couple of things. You first of all need good coaches and you need to mentor the player with older ones. That is what I did with Tom Cleverley and Paul Pogba. You also need to give them a chance in the 1st team and play them. In my 1st season Pogba started 9 games and came on as a sub 4 times he did not unfortunately score or assist any goals. Cleverley in my 1st season started 21 games and came on as a sub 11 times he also scored once and assisted 4 goals. In my second season they both played more. Pogba started 27 games and came on as a sub 6 times he also scored 9 and assisted 7 goals. Cleverely started 29 games and came on as a sub 11 times he also scored 6 and assisted 7 goals. This season they are now my first choice CM and they have again played more. Overall the best way to improve any player is simple just play them.