England manager Gareth Southgate has urged fans to stop writing off Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney‘s future.
The Englishman lost his automatic starter status for club and country and he had been heavily linked with an Old Trafford exit in his aim for regular first-team game time.
He’s committed his future at Man United until the end of the season with Jose Mourinho claiming his best football is still in front of him.
Speaking about his career, Southgate could not believe why fans were talking about sending him off.
“I didn’t quite understand why we were talking about tributes when he has still got every chance of being in this team,” he said.
“I’m conscious that we’ll be talking about Wayne again and I’m hoping to be talking about the players who are here, but there’s no reason why he is finished with us.”
Rooney has enjoyed a remarkable career at United, but he has to fight for his place in the side as he can’t simply rely on what he’s achieved in the past.
There’s no doubt that he still has it in the locker and hopes are he can work with Jose Mourinho to re-find his best form.