He notes that Rooney suffering from ‘too harsh’ criticism


He notes that Rooney suffering from ‘too harsh’ criticism

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Manchester United-coach Jose Mourinho has in preparation for the duel with Leicester City on Saturday, said that captain Wayne Rooney far too much criticism has been given.

Rooney, now in its thirteenth year at United, will experience a moderate start of the season, the ‘Mancunians’ and was especially critical after the international match Slovakia-England in the beginning of september.

In the by England with a 1-0 victory fulfilled Rooney an anonymous role. Also his spot in the base at United is under discussion. According to Mourinho, is that the attacker is not in the cold clothes.

“There is a Wayne for the game against Slovakia and a Wayne erna,” said the Portuguese coach. “I take it people resent that too much for a player that has much meaning for the English football. But he needs it as a man.”

Still said He’s also not afraid to Rooney outside the base. “If he is on the bench, but it must. If he has to stay home, then he stays at home. But that does not mean that you have a problem with each other.”


Mourinho is the last few weeks, well under fire with Manchester United, after the team consecutively lost to Manchester City, Wigan and Watford.

“I’m fine”, said the Portuguese. “The only thing that has me a little touch, is the criticism of my players. I love to protect them. I can only do not protect against the press. That is outside my control and that feels frustrating.”

Mourinho took again the term ‘Einstein’, which he journalists in sarcastic way, give it a name. “You can do nothing against the Einsteins. They have to make money, but they can’t coach, can’t win games.”

“They can only talk and write, and the work of others bekritisteren. I am a good person, I do charity and help people, so why should I use the Einsteins do not feed? That’s fine.”

United take the Saturday afternoon at 13.30 on against Leicester City last season, a surprising champion. Under Mourinho is United currently seventh in the Premier League. Leicester is the number eleven.

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