Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney has had a torrid start to the season, despite scoring a goal and playing a huge part in Marcus Rashford’s late winner at the weekend. That hasn’t stopped him receiving some heavy criticism from fans and pundits alike.
The latest man to have a swipe at Wayne Rooney is Alan Shearer, and he has urged the 30-year-old to follow in his footsteps and retire from playing for England early, to prolong his domestic career.
Wayne Rooney is now England’s record goalscorer, after surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing record last term. However, after a rather average tournament out in France coupled with this turgid start to the season, Alan Shearer may have a valid point.
At the end of the day, us reds prioritise United over everything, and if Wayne Rooney calling it a day for England means he’ll perform better at club level then so be it.
This may be in his best interests as well, because United are the ones paying his wages, and if he has to cut short his career at the highest level, it’ll hurt his wallet more than not playing for the Three Lions at one major tournament fewer.