Italian makes big claim, but would he dare drop Old Trafford star?
England manager Fabio Capello has warned striker Wayne Rooney that he will not play him unless he finds his form.
The Manchester United player is currently sidelined with an ankle injury but his form for club and country has been questionable for the past six months and he has netted just once in the Premier League this season.
The troubled forward has also been headline news in the tabloids as revelations regarding his personal life were also published last month.
Rooney, 25, then expressed a desire to leave Old Trafford before making a sensational U-turn and signing a new five-year contract last week.
However, Capello claims he is not concerned about Rooney’s life off the field, as long as he delivers the goods on it.
But if Rooney does not perform, the Italian says he will not hesitate to leave out the former Everton youngster.
“If he’s (in form) I’ll play him, otherwise no,” Capello told RAI.
“For anything else, you’ve got to ask (Manchester United manager Sir Alex) Ferguson.” (Sky Sports)
Let’s face it, Wayne Rooney hasn’t played very well since the last few weeks of last season since when clearly injury and other issues weighed on his mind but lets not forget that even a Rooney firing on 50% power is better than just about every attacking option Fabio has to call upon.
Everyone knows that Rooney will come good some time soon and it seems very unlikely that Capello would ever drop the 25 year old because to do so would be a big risk not worth taking. The fact that for the past few months the Man United man has been in poor form but that is sure to end sooner rather than later.