Manchester United explain why Wayne Rooney didn’t travel to Leicester for game today

Manchester United eventually ran out comfortable 3-0 winners away at Leicester City this afternoon, with Jose Mourinho’s men looking comfortable for the most part. The Red Devils are now on a fifteen game unbeaten streak in the league, and are within touching distance of the top four.

One player who missed out on making the matchday squad altogether was Wayne Rooney, and that began to raise speculation as to why. Shortly after the team news was announced, Manchester United’s official Twitter account confirmed that the skipper was missing due to an illness.

The Englishman has had to settle for a spot on the bench over recent weeks, as he hasn’t really been playing up to the high standard that the Reds have become accustomed to.

Him being out with an illness isn’t as disastrous as it once would’ve been, and it would have been preferable if he was available for selection, but the team more than did the job today – and it was an excellent team performance.

It sounds a bit bizarre after all he’s done for us, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Jose Mourinho decides to move him on over the summer. He’s got the record now, and those wages he commands just aren’t suitable for a squad player, and unless he steps his game up drastically, I think it’d be for the best if he moves elsewhere.


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