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Wayne Rooney hits out at Manchester United players amid increasing pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Wayne Rooney has hit out at Manchester United’s players after the embarrassment against Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney wants to see the current players take some blame for the fiasco against Liverpool last weekend, with the pressure piling on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils were hammered 5-0 by their old rivals at Old Trafford on a dark day for the club and Solskjaer, who will be fearing for his job after the disastrous result.

Rooney does not think that the Norwegian is blameless, but does not want the United stars to let their manager take all the flak.

Whether or not Solskjaer stays in his job or not, England and Manchester United’s record scorer feels the Red Devils players need to look at themselves and make sure they are working as hard as possible at all times.

‘There are very educated people at the top of Manchester United,’ Rooney said. ‘I’m sure they will be looking at everything to see how they move forward in the near future, whether that’s with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or without.

‘The players have to question themselves and look at themselves. It’s too easy for the manager to take all the stick when those players are being paid a lot of money to do the job and I don’t think they’re doing it well enough.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a terrible day at Old Trafford last weekend (Picture: Getty Images)

‘There is a big responsibility on those players. They are world-class players, international players and a club like Manchester United need more. Those players need to feel hurt when they lose games.

‘There are high demands at that club, high pressure, and I’m seeing too many players not willing to run back, not willing to defend, not willing to put everything on the line and that’s not acceptable. Are you telling me that’s the manager’s fault or the players’ fault? I don’t know.’

‘Those players need to feel hurt when they lose games.’ (Picture: Getty Images)

Rooney reckons that there is little difference between Liverpool’s standard of players and Manchester United’s, but says that work rate is the obvious contrast, for which there is no excuse.

‘The Liverpool game wasn’t easy to watch. Liverpool are a fantastic team, similar to United in terms of the world-class players they have and they probably have the best in the world at the minute in Mohamed Salah,’ he sad.

‘But the only difference is that they are working off the ball. At Derby, my players know that they won’t play if they don’t work hard enough. There is no excuse not to work. It’s the first thing I said to the players when I took the job.

‘There is no excuse not to work.’ (Picture: Getty Images)

‘Whatever decision [United] make they’ll feel it’s the right decision. What I know is you can’t just bow down to what [people on the outside] want.

‘I’m sure United have a plan in place whether that’s with or without Ole. They will make decisions on that at the right time, I’m sure.’


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