Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney Shrugs off 'Rubbish' Criticism

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney Shrugs off 'Rubbish' Criticism

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UNITED captain Wayne Rooney has dismissed criticism of his recent form as 'rubbish', amid the possibility of Jose Mourinho dropping him against Leicester today.

Rooney has scored two goals in his last 18 United games and recently played in midfield and up front - two positions Mourinho indicated he would not start in this season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford's bench roles at Northampton piled the pressure on Rooney, whom Mourinho said he wanted 'goals' from at Sixfields.

However, the 30-year-old ended up on the wing again as he completed 90 minutes and, with a demotion possible for the visit of the Premier League champions, Rooney has dismissed recent criticism of his form.

"Yeah, I think I've had that my whole career," Rooney told MUTV when asked of the recent scrutiny.

"A little bit more of late, I think, but that's football.

"I listen to my coaches and my team-mates, the people around me, and I don't really listen to what a lot of people out there are saying because a lot of it is rubbish. …

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