Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has slammed Wayne Rooney in an interview with Bleacher Report, questioning whether the 30-year-old deserves a place in the team following Paul Pogba’s arrival.
This is a defining season for Rooney. It’s no longer about him breaking records but finishing his career at Manchester United. He needs to show his worth and that he deserves to be in he team and not just because of marketing.
As much as people appreciate what he’s done over the years and how many goals he’s scored football is about nw and being judged on now.
If someone had only heard of Wayne Rooney but saw him now they’d think, ‘who is this fella? He’s overweight and slow.’ It looks like he can’t move or shift his body quick enough.
Then, Parker questions whether new signing Paul Pogba could threaten the skipper’s first-team spot:
With Paul Pogba you do wonder, when you look at his style of play for Juventus, can he play that way for Manchester United? If he plays behind Ibrahimovic that puts Wayne Rooney in doubt and Rooney has to play — not that he deserves a place, but they have to play him. So it’s a difficult situation.