It wasn’t really a great moment for Wayne Rooney during Manchester United’s training today; let’s hope Jose Mourinho didn’t watch it.

The England skipper had a pathetic time against first Memphis Depay and then Daley Blind, maybe suggesting he’s far from peak fitness after his holidays.

Rooney was one of a number of major under-performers at Euro 2016, and his sluggish form has seen his United future cast into some serious doubt.

Let’s hope this short clip isn’t too representative of his performances in training, otherwise, he won’t last long under the notoriously strict Mourinho!

Watch the video here.

However, in a recent Interview, Mourinho has insisted Wayne Rooney will remain as Manchester United captain and he cannot understand why so many questions raised on the forward’s capabilities.

No longer the lung-busting striker that broke onto the scene as a teenager, the 30-year-old Rooney accepted in recent months that a future in midfield beckons.

It was a role Rooney performed for England at Euro 2016, having ended the season there at United under Louis van Gaal, although successor Mourinho believes the Red Devils will get the best out him in the attack.

Those comments upon the Portuguese’s unveiling raised fresh questions about how best to utilise Rooney, but Mourinho has big plans and a lot of trust in his skipper.

Rooney’s position in the starting line-up may be in doubt, but his Old Trafford future never looked in jeopardy.

The Man United skipper earlier insisted he had no plans to retire in the wake of England’s humiliating Euro 2016 exit to lowly Iceland.

The 30-year-old striker, England’s record goalscorer with 53 goals from 115 caps, said he would continue to represent his country as long as whoever was in charge picked him.

But he could be the highest-profile casualty of Sam Allardyce’s England revolution.


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