Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho set to keep Wayne Rooney on the bench against Zorya Luhansk
This was not a classic Jose Mourinho threat, more an admission that the escalating scrutiny Wayne Rooney faces is something the Manchester United manager is acutely aware of.
A decision on whether Rooney will start against Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday night has been delayed, and the reasons are twofold. First, Rooney did not train on Tuesday owing to a back complaint.
Secondly — and perhaps more significantly — Mourinho believes his captain must sparkle the next time he pulls on a United jersey.
‘I think he really can’t afford to have a performance that is... read more
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