Manchester United are a club with huge tradition and beliefs, with Jose Mourinho trying to continue and uphold those. It wasn’t that long ago that a forty-year record held by Sir Bobby Charlton was beaten by Wayne Rooney, with the Englishman now standing alone as the Red Devils top scorer of all time.
However, the 31-year-old attacker from Croxteth hasn’t really been playing recently, and has had to settle for a spot on the bench; if he even makes the squad at all.
Now, one of his fellow members of the famed Class of 92 has had his say on the situation, and Paul Scoles has claimed that Rooney will be frustrated with not playing, and it’ll be ‘driving him up the wall’.
He also then went on to discuss his future at the club, and Scholesy admitted that he cannot see Wayne being at the club next season if things continue as they are.
“It’s a strange one. No one will be more frustrated than Wayne at not playing. Being a sub will be driving him up the wall. When he gets his chance he has to take it because he has real competition.” The former Manchester United midfielder is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“If it carries on going the way it is, I can’t. Maybe it will be re-assessed at the end of the season if he’s in and out of the team. I don’t see him as a player who will accept that. He will want to be at a team where he’s playing every week.” Scholes continued.
Rooney is at that point in his career where he simply has to be playing, and obviously, right now, he isn’t. It must be hurting him, particularly as the club captain knowing he isn’t helping the team.
Will he want to move on? Probably not because he’s on plenty of money here, but the skipper may be forced to take the decision into his own hands over the summer. Personally, I wouldn’t blame him if he decides to move elsewhere, especially if United can get a decent transfer fee for him.