Man United Players Must Question Themselves – Wayne Rooney Speaks Out
United manager Solskjaer has come under huge pressure following Sunday’s 5-0 defeat by Liverpool at Old Trafford, a result that leaves his side seventh in the Premier League.
Expectations were high heading into the season having spent big money to bring Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho to the club, but after a run of five defeats in 10 games, questions are being asked about those purchases and whether Solskjaer has been making the right line-up calls.
However, as the Norwegian prepares for a crucial trip to Spurs on Saturday Night Football, his former team-mate and current Derby boss Rooney believes United’s players must fight harder for their manager.
“There is a big responsibility on those players. They are world-class players, international players and a club like United need more,” Rooney said.
“Those players need to be hurt, need to feel when you lose games how much it hurts you.
“I’m seeing too many players not willing to run back, not willing to defend, and not willing to put everything on the line for that club and that’s not acceptable.”
“The players have to question 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.”