Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Amazing' Rooney Can Play for Another Decade

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Amazing' Rooney Can Play for Another Decade

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WAYNE Rooney can play until he is 40, says Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Rooney's penalty, bullet goal and deft set-up for Jesse Lingard's strike amounted to the United and England captain's best performance of the season in the dramatic 3-3 draw at St James' Park.

At the final whistle Newcastle's 21-year-old Serbian made a beeline to ensure he swapped shirts with the Reds' 30-year-old striker and afterwards he scoffed at the critics who suggest Rooney is finished.

"They (the critics) are crazy. They are people who don't watch football," said Mitrovic.

"If he doesn't score in a few games... the team don't play well, so he cannot play well. You can see on the pitch the way he plays during the whole game, how easy he plays. I think he can play 10 years more. …

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