Bryan Robson hails ‘hard-working’ Man United captain Wayne Rooney
Bryan Robson says Wayne Rooney is aware of extra pressure associated with being Man United captain
Bryan Robson says Wayne Rooney is well aware that he faces extra scrutiny as Manchester United captain.
The Red Devils forward could make his return from a three-game ban against Manchester City at The Etihad on Sunday.
I think he’s done that because he’s keen to impress, desperate to show people he cares
And United legend Robson was quick to heap praise on the 28-year-old Red Devils captain ahead of the Manchester derby.
“The way Wayne goes about the game, works hard for his team-mates and works hard for himself, is an example to everyone,” Robson told United’s website.
“The one thing Wayne has to take on board is that he’s under even more scrutiny now. We saw him get sent off recently and, as a captain, you can’t be doing that.
“But Wayne knows that – I spoke with him at the training ground after the incident and he’s well aware of it.”
Robson is confident Rooney will be better behaved after his red card for a reckless tackle on Stewart Downing last month.
“He’s calmed down an awful lot in recent years. When he was 18 he hadn’t matured; now it looks like he’s beyond that,” Robson added.
“But in my mind I think he’s done that because he’s keen to impress, desperate to show people he cares. I don’t think it’ll happen again.”