Javier Hernandez might be on song with his football at Manchester United this year but when it comes to understanding Wayne Rooney, he is still at a loss.
The Mexican, who actually speaks very good English himself, admits that Rooney’s thick Scouse accent means he can’t understand what he is saying most of the time.
He said: ‘When I first came here, everyone that spoke English sounded exactly the same.
‘But now I know the accents. Mind you, it’s still difficult to understand Wazza sometimes, though!’
The 24-year-old said he can differentiate in accents and understand Mancunian-born Danny Welbeck but Rooney is a different kettle of fish. It’s a funny reality that players who are so attune to playing alongside each other on the pitch can’t hold a conversation off it.
Even skipper Nemanja Vidic has problems understanding Rooney despite playing alongside him since 2006. Recalling when he joined United in 2006, Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic said: “I thought he spoke German because his accent is different.”
Obviously times were different in the past as ex-team mates surely had no problem back in Merseyside but ex-England boss Fabio Capello even complained about his lack of communication skills with Rooney. Luckily, his football does the talking for him, so Robin and Wayne don’t need to be talking English to win games.