Roy Keane: Wayne Rooney on the way out at Manchester United

Paola Ditto
Aprile 21, 2017

The Red Devils' club captain was included in Jose Mourinho's matchday squad for a Europa League clash with Anderlecht on Thursday.

Former United captain Roy Keane labelled the snub as "the final nail in the coffin" for Rooney's career at the club and, speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Wilkins believes the England global deserves far more respect.

Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins criticises the treatment of Wayne Rooney this season and demands that he be shown more respect.

After leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic limped off with what may be a season-ending injury shortly before the game moved into extra-time, Mourinho turned to Anthony Martial to fill the void, as he move Marcus Rashford into a central striking role.

"He has been so good for Manchester United and so good for English football that I think he needs that little bit of respect and be thrown back in again", he said.

'What he has done over his career, he's sacrificed himself too much for me.

'Let's not forget he's England's top goalscorer and he's Manchester United's top goalscorer.

'He's 31 years of age. Rooney does. Rooney is a sacrificial lamb, as far as I am concerned, and I hate it'.

The former Everton man hasn't made a Premier League appearance for the Red Devils since coming on for the final 17 minutes of the game against West Brom at the beginning of April - a game which ended as a frustrating 0-0 draw.

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'I would love to see Wayne come back and really be a force once again, ' Wilkins added.

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