Wayne Rooney hits out at Manchester United players amid club’s dip in form
Amid the clubs’ poor start to 2021/22, Wayne Rooney has moved to question Manchester United’s players.
Man United struggling
Manchester United suffered one of the worst-ever Premier League defeats last weekend.
The Red Devils would play host to bitter rivals, Liverpool, at Old Trafford and suffered a simply embarrassing 5-0 loss to Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Before the game was even over, Manchester United fans were calling for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked, with many opting to use the hashtag, ‘OleOut’.
The clear fan resentment to Solskjaer has been building for some time now, with Man United already out of the League Cup, putting in some awful showings in the Champions League and, after losing to Liverpool, falling eight points behind table-topping Chelsea in the Premier League.
Wayne Rooney questions Manchester United players
Though most are seemingly, and rightly so, levelling a lot of the blame for United’s dismal start to 2021/22 on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, one former Manchester United player has instead moved to question United’s players.
Speaking recently, Wayne Rooney urged Man United players to question themselves before adding that they are being paid a lot of money to do a job and, in his opinion, they are not doing it well enough:
“There are very educated people at the top of Manchester United. I’m sure they will be looking at everything to see how they move forward in the near future, whether that’s with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or without.
“The players have to question themselves and look at themselves. It’s too easy for the manager to take all the stick when those players are being paid a lot of money to do the job and I don’t think they’re doing it well enough.
“There is a big responsibility on those players. They are world-class players, international players and a club like Manchester United need more. Those players need to feel hurt when they lose games.
“There are high demands at that club, high pressure, and I’m seeing too many players not willing to run back, not willing to defend, not willing to put everything on the line and that’s not acceptable. Are you telling me that’s the manager’s fault or the players’ fault? I don’t know.”
Quotes via the Daily Mail.