Manchester United star takes responsibility for his omission from starting eleven
Out of form Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has taken full responsibility for his omission from the starting eleven. The England international was severely criticised for his dismal performance in the Manchester derby and matters worsened for him after another disastrous display in United’s shocking 1-3 defeat to Watford.
He was omitted from the starting eleven after that match and has not started a single game since then. With speculations about his future doing the rounds, Rooney has said that he fully backs his manager’s decision.
“Listen, I had a bad game at Watford, certainly a very bad second half,” he said. “I know that and I understand that.
“I think if he was picking the next team on the back of that I understand not playing.
“I don’t enjoy it but the team has done well, certainly in the Leicester game since that.”
The United star also admitted that he wants to play in midfield since he has lost some pace.
Rooney said: “I feel I can control and dictate games from there.
“I’m not saying I’m better. I’m saying I can play there to a very high standard. Time will tell…
“It’s obvious I’m not as quick as I was. You can always have a football brain. I’ve got that.
The striker admitted that the constant debate on his playing position has made his frustrated and said that he is willing to play wherever his manager demands.
“A lot is made of where I play, and how I play, and obviously it gets a bit frustrating at times.
“Of course there will come a time, if I’m not playing, I might have to be a bit more selfish in terms of where I want to play and making that clear. But at the minute I’m happy playing where my managers want me to play.
“I love football. In football, you have highs and lows. I wake up every day and love what I am doing. When I am finished playing, I cannot imagine my life without football.”
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