Harry Redknapp warns Man United: This player won’t take it for much longer
Harry Redknapp warns Manchester United that Wayne Rooney will want regular playing time this season
Harry Redknapp has warned Manchester United that it won’t be long before Wayne Rooney vents his frustration about his lack of playing time at Old Trafford.
The Manchester United captain has found himself on the bench for the start of the Red Devils’ most recent three games as new manager Jose Mourinho continues to experiment with his best team.
Rooney has been a regular fixture in the starting line-up at United since his arrival from Everton more than a decade ago and he is facing the unusual situation of having an uncertain future at the club.
Former Tottenham manager Redknapp feels that the 30-year-old has been putting on a brave face in recent games but says that it won’t be long before the player expresses his frustration at his situation.
Writing in his column for The London Evening Standard, Redknapp said: “Wayne Rooney won’t take not playing at Manchester United for much longer. That situation is going to come to a head sooner rather than later if he doesn’t get back in the team.
“At the moment, he says he’s okay with it and wants to fight to prove himself but Jose Mourinho clearly has his concerns about him and if that continues he could go elsewhere, maybe next summer.
“Wayne loves playing football more than anyone I’ve ever seen. I know he earns a fortune but he has always reminded me of a kid in the school ground just wanting to play.
“He’s suffered with his form and I hope he revives himself at Old Trafford but if not a change of scenery could do him good.”
Manchester United are currently preparing for their crunch trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool after the international break on Monday 17 October.