Wayne Rooney Incurs Wrath of United Fans After Perceived Disrespectful Comments

Wayne Rooney Incurs Wrath of United Fans After Perceived Disrespectful Comments

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Wayne Rooney has been accused of disrespecting ​his former club after suggesting that standards at Old Trafford have slipped since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager. 

Speaking to ​the Mirror, Rooney was asked if he had any words of advice for Romelu Lukaku, who disembarked Goodison Park for the red side of Manchester.

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“There are standards that you have to keep when you are at Manchester United. That came from the ­manager Sir Alex Ferguson when I went to United and it was then passed down through the dressing room by the likes of Giggsy, Gary Neville and Scholesy.

“Over the last few years, it was down to me and Michael Carrick to keep the new players maintaining those ­standards,” Rooney continued.

“That became more difficult over the last few years, with some of the ­players who joined the club. There are ­traditions at United that have to be maintained. It’s become harder, but that’s not my problem any more. I’m just ecstatic to be back at Everton.

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“Playing for Manchester United is a test of character, as well as your ability. You have got to be strong enough mentally to accept the challenge ­because United is a ­football club that demands success.

“Romelu has to be strong enough to take up that challenge. If he does that, then, with the ability he has got, he will be a success. But if he doesn’t face the challenge, if he worries about things, then it will be more difficult for him.”

The comments didn’t go down particularly well with the United faithful, who saw his comments as a slight on the club and took the opportunity to have a dig back.

​​Rooney’s status as a United legend has been questioned by some fans despite him being their record scorer, largely due to the fact that he handed in a transfer request on more than one occasion under Ferguson and his level declining in his later years.

This latest interview has not done much to help his reputation at the club where he achieved so much.

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Not bad, but you can do better!

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Great job! You really know your football history!

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Source: 90min

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