Rooney accuses injured players of not playing to escape criticism

Rooney accuses injured players of not playing to escape criticism
Rooney accuses injured players of not playing to escape criticism

Former Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney accuses injured stars of saving up to let their manager Erik ten Hag take the hits in the club’s sporting crisis.

Europe is slipping into the hands of Manchester United, again beaten by Arsenal (0-1) on Sunday. And for Wayne Rooney (38 years old), club legend (2004-2017), certain staff executives are responsible for this new sporting crisis. The former striker suspects players of hiding behind injuries so as not to play and thus avoid finding themselves at the forefront of criticism. Without naming names, he accuses them of leaving Erik ten Hag to face the scolding alone.

“Players are just trying to get to the end of the season”

“When we look at the injuries they have suffered, some of these players can play at 100%,” he told Sky Sports. “When the European Championship is coming up and an FA Cup final, it’s easy for players to stay out of that a bit, come back for the final and make sure they’re ready for the Championship from Europe. I’ve seen it myself over the years.” “Injured players take no credit in these moments and the coach takes all the hits,” he continues.

The former striker who retrained as a coach at the end of his career (he has been free since his ouster from Birmingham last January) invites the players to question themselves in the face of criticism from ten Hag on the bad behavior of some. “I think the players really need to look at themselves, because when your manager does an interview and he talks about attitude, and the attitude of the players is not correct to play for Manchester United, it “It’s a huge insult,” he says. “If I see my manager saying that, then I can’t let that ride to the end of the season. I think some players are just trying to get to the end of the season, that’s my opinion there- So I sympathize with him, but it’s his job to make sure the players are right,” concludes Rooney, who would like to see ten Hag stay at the cub.

Currently 8th in the Premier League, Manchester United can still qualify for the Europa League or Conference League through the championship. The Red Devils also have a chance in the FA Cup with the final to be played against Manchester City on May 25.

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