Wayne Rooney comments on his situation under Jose Mourinho at Man United

Wayne Rooney comments on his lack of playing time for Manchester United in recent weeks

Wayne Rooney has admitted that he is frustrated about his lack of playing time at Manchester United but is determined to prove himself to new manager Jose Mourinho.

The England striker has been relegated to the bench by Mourinho at Old Trafford in recent games following a slow start to the new season for the England captain.

Rooney has started five of Manchester United’s seven Premier League games so far this season but only a substitute during the 1-1 draw with Stoke and the 4-1 win over Leicester City.

However, despite clearly facing a battle on his hands to break back into United’s starting line-up, the striker is staying as positive as possible.

Speaking at a news conference during England duty this week, Rooney said: “Of course you want to play. As a football player you want to play. It is my job, I love football and I love being involved with the team.

“Obviously I am not starting at the minute with Manchester United and I have to work hard to try to get back in the starting XI, which I am doing, and when I get my chances I have to take them.

“But again I am fully supportive of the team, of the players and of the manager at Manchester United. Of course I want to be involved but the most important thing is that we win.”

Manchester United are currently sixth in the Premier League table heading into the international break.

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The Red Devils are now gearing up for their crunch top flight clash against Liverpool at Anfield after the international break on Monday 17 October.

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