Wayne Rooney scoffs at “rubbish” criticism after lame Man United performances
Rooney confident of having a good season for Red Devils despite being well past his sell-by date
September 23rd, 2016
Wayne Rooney has been one of the best players to ever grace the Premier League although he’s nowhere near good enough to now be part of a Manchester United team if they want to challenge for the title.
Rooney continues to command a first-team place for the Red Devils despite some mediocre performances, with Jose Mourinho trying his hand at fielding the player in midfield and in the number ten role.
He’s even been shunted out wide which seems ridiculous considering that Liverpool have Sadio Mane and Manchester City have Raheem Sterling in similar positions, although Rooney dismisses the criticism that is currently coming towards him and his team.
Rooney said: “I listen to my coaches and my team-mates, the people around me, and I don’t really listen to what a lot of people out there are saying because a lot of it is rubbish. I have to focus, work hard, of course, and I’ve done that throughout my career. I’ve worked hard and tried to do my best for the team.”
He added: “That’s football, I think. We don’t win in three games and, of course, everyone is going to talk about it. We had a bad week, a bad eight days where we’ve lost three games, and it’s important now we react well to that and come through that.
“I’ve done that [played in different positions] throughout my career,” he said. “I feel I can play in all positions but I think the manager has made it clear either I’ll play up front or in the No10 and that’s where he sees me playing. As I said before, it’s not just myself – the whole team is going in and working hard. We had a bad week but we’ve been working hard to put that right.”