Rooney accuses Manchester United's injured players of erasing themselves to be in the Euro Cup

Manchester United is on its way to having the worst season in its history in the Premier League, eighth in the table with only 54 points.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
12 May 2024 Sunday 16:48
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Rooney accuses Manchester United's injured players of erasing themselves to be in the Euro Cup

Manchester United is on its way to having the worst season in its history in the Premier League, eighth in the table with only 54 points. The Red Devils coach, Erik ten Hag, pointed out the numerous injured players as one of the reasons for the poor results, the last one suffered this Sunday against Arsenal (0-1), but a club legend like Wayne Rooney has pointed out The sick footballers are directly blamed.

“If you look at the injuries, some of those players could play, 100%. Now comes the final of the FA Cup and the Euro Cup. It's easy for players to be away for a while and come back for the Euros. I've seen it myself over the years. The players who have been injured do not assume anything and the coach is taking all the responsibility,” the former striker explained to Sky Sports after United's defeat against the Gunners.

The Mancunian team currently has Bruno Fernandez, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelöf, Mason Mount, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martínez and Anthony Martial injured.

United will play the next FA Cup final against Manchester City, which is already their only way to play in European competitions next year after losing any option through the Premier League. “You need to want to play. I played with injuries... As long as you don't have a serious injury you should want to play on that soccer field. "It doesn't seem like it's happening to me," added the former forward and now coach, although without a team.

Rooney's argument was supported by another Manchester United icon such as Roy Keane, also a Sky Sports commentator: “There are many players who at certain stages of the season have an injury or lack of confidence and are out, they are in no hurry to return. to the team".

“When your coach talks about a lack of attitude it is a huge insult. "It seems like some players are simply trying to get to the end of the season, that's my opinion," concluded Rooney, Manchester United's all-time top scorer with 253 goals, who played at Old Trafford between 2004 and 2017.