The former England international and Arsenal striker Ian Wright has stated that it could be “the beginning of the end” for Wayne Rooney at Manchester United, according to The Sun.
The 30-year-old striker was left out of Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up on Saturday. The decision proved to be a correct one as United defeated the reigning Premier League champions Leicester City by a 4-1 scoreline at Old Trafford.
Wright stated that Rooney looks tired and may be coming to the end of his United career. The football pundit also stated that Juan Mata should be selected ahead of the England international.
“It looks like the beginning of the end for Wayne Rooney. He looks tired and most of all, he looks forlorn,” Wright told the Sun Goals podcast,
“All the stick weighs you down and people have been saying he shouldn’t be in the team since the start of the season. Juan Mata was the difference on Saturday.”
United put a stop to a two game losing streak in the league. The Red Devils take on the Ukrainian side Zorya in the Europa League on Thursday before hosting Stoke City this weekend.
Rooney has provided three assists and scored one goal in eight appearances for United this season. The former Everton man scored just eight Premier League goals for Man utd last term.
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