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Rooney Breaks Silence After Mourinho Axing

Wayne Rooney Breaks Silence After Jose Mourinho Axing

By David Kappel - Oct 05, 2016 01:46 PM @kappilinho

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, who was recently axed from Jose Mourinho's starting XI, has now commented on his coach's decision to do so.

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Rooney started the first five Premier league games under Mourinho, but was dropped for the Red Devils' clash against Leicester City – arguably United's best game of the campaign so far.

"Listen, I had a bad game at Watford. I played bad, I know that and I understand that," he told reporters at an England press conference.

"I think, if he (Mourinho) was picking the next team on the back of that, I understand not playing.

"The team have done well, certainly in the Leicester game since that. I understand I have to work hard and try and get back and try and get my chance and take it."

The England captain also insisted he will fight to regain his place in United's starting line-up.

"The team came back different, but I'll take a lot of that," he added.

"Of course, I've done that throughout my career, but we have to work as a team in terms of trying to win and, if I'm on the bench, so be it.

"I'll fight. I won't not fight for my place, I'll fight to try and get back in."

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Rooney, who has started United's past two Premier League matches on the bench, is currently with his national team as they prepare for their upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.

Do you think Mourinho was right to drop Rooney? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Mo_TheDreamer Joined: 23 Jan 2016
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Mo_TheDreamer Oct 06, 2016 02:34 PM
He's done mahn
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Matwalicosi Oct 06, 2016 09:19 AM
Good spirit some will be sulking thou thy know that thy not performing. fight fight fight is the mentality.
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Mandridster_United Oct 06, 2016 08:33 AM
Rooney is not finished, he's just fat.
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xikwembu xa Bolo Oct 06, 2016 06:17 AM
Rooney is Finished
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Faysal Oct 06, 2016 03:38 AM
Overated 3goat
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Bigboy aka Melo Oct 06, 2016 01:14 AM
he did the right thing. I mean Rooney has been played as a striker and midfield which is confusing. like he said he will fight to get to the starting xi
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cija Oct 05, 2016 07:46 PM
Now da bench wil b ya buddy
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MGG06 Oct 05, 2016 06:53 PM
Gone are those days when he had all the cards, he was pulling all the strings he was the main man in a squad full of low profile players under Sir Alex. I remember one time he even threatened to leave Man U for either Chelsea or Man City if Man U didn't give him the salary he wanted, which made him the highest paid players in EPL which even now he's one of the the top 3 highest paid players, but can't even make top 10 of the best players in EPL. Now its Man U who have the Cards, I'm sure they'll be more than happy to allow him to leave if he want too.
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Andrew_James Oct 05, 2016 05:31 PM
football is not so easy, today you shine tomorrow you blunt
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Oct 05, 2016 05:04 PM
Mourinho was right to drop Rooney ....because he's not playing according to expectations ..So be it...
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Oct 05, 2016 04:59 PM
Rooney must just accept that he's finished and join the likes of Watford, West Ham or go back to Everton.
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shadae Oct 05, 2016 03:54 PM
good stuff fight back and get ur place back simple
Pres4life Joined: 17 Nov 2015
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Pres4life Oct 05, 2016 03:01 PM
Good attitude from Rooney. You have to give it to Mou for his balls though many coaches would never have had the courage to drop Rooney
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mandisto^2 Oct 05, 2016 02:55 PM
They need his expirience though because ever since he was beanched Zlatan hasn't scored a goal if I'm not mistaken
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MR E Oct 05, 2016 02:28 PM
Mourinho was right, he's trying 2 bring the confindence for rooney back
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noratsorchipzlol Oct 05, 2016 02:18 PM
Pooney is finished!

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