Wayne Rooney hasn’t enjoyed the best season so far, and don’t the Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern know it…
A few of the Red Devils leaning by the bar have been lamenting Rooney’s performances all season long, and it is easy to see why.
The Rooney of old appears light years away, with the English forward replacing his devastating attacking play with midfield mediocrity – having scored just 1 Premier League goal all season.
Now, after weeks of disappointing, Jose Mourinho has revealed his thoughts on Rooney’s form, – and he has revealed exactly what he wants from the England captain.
As per ESPN, Mourinho said: “As an attacking player, normally he [Wayne Rooney] scores more goals”.
He continued: “He scored a couple, I think, at Fenerbahce and one in the Premier League. We expect more goals from him, yes, but we expect more goals from everyone in the team”.
Whilst Mourinho is looking to defend Rooney by saying that he expects more goals from everyone, there is no doubting that the Portuguese boss is disappointed with the way that Rooney has performed this season. After all, why would he have dropped the Englishman if he wasn’t?
Compared to earlier seasons in his career, Rooney’s record has been on a downward spiral for a while. He picked up 12 goals in the Premier League in 2015, followed by just 8 in the league last season. His tally of 1 so far this campaign does not suggest that that downwards slide is going to change.
Our landlord thinks that Mourinho just wants to see Rooney scoring like he was in his pomp, because back then – he was unstoppable…
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