Can't tell if Jose Mourinho held a private meeting with his captain
Wayne Rooney after the Manchester derby, but news has it that Mourinho told Rooney to address his form, and not complain about
other players when he himself is not playing well.
The 30-year-old's first team spot seems to be in trouble after
being dropped during United's Premier League win against
champions Leicester on Saturday.
But the manager has said he dropped Rooney so as to enable
the United team to exploit Leicester’s defensive set-up and he
also insisted that Rooney will continue to remain the club's
“But we thought against a team like Leicester, the way they
defend we thought the best solution for us was to play with the
two fast kids (Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard) and (Juan)
Mata in a position where he can interact with these fast kids,” he
“When our main striker is Zlatan, we need fast people around
him. Against Leicester that was the best solution for us.”
“My captain is my captain, if he is on the pitch or if he is at
“Sometimes I feel like you think I know nothing about football,
but I know the rules of the game and can only play 11.
“So until they change the rules, I start with 11-Mourinho
I love Mourinho, but can't tell the chances of him winning this league, though it's still early to start predicting.