Wayne Rooney makes shock Ronaldo & Pogba verdicts at Man United
The Red Devils’ all-time leading scorer believes his former teammates need to make way as part of a complete rebuild at the club.
Wayne Rooney believes a complete squad overhaul is needed at Manchester United, claiming the club need to go for ‘younger, hungry players’ to lift them out of their current slump.
The Derby County manager believes re-signing Ronaldo from Juventus last summer has not worked out.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is United’s top goalscorer this term with 18 goals in all competitions, but Rooney feels his best days are behind him. He suggested the club should move on in favor of bringing in younger talent.
“You’d have to say no at the minute,” Rooney said on Sky Sports when asked if his former teammate’s return has worked out.
“He’s scored goals, important goals in the Champions League early on in the season. He scored obviously the hat-trick against Tottenham.
But I think if you’re looking to the future of the club, you have to go with younger, hungry players to lift Manchester United over these next two or three years.
“Obviously, Cristiano is getting on a bit. He certainly isn’t the player he was in his 20s and that happens — that’s football. He’s a goal threat, but the rest of the game they need more and they need young, hungry players.”