‘Some can play, 100 percent’ – Wayne Rooney claims Man United players are feigning injuries after defeat at Old Trafford


The Red Devils have endured a torrid season under Ten Hag and the beleaguered Dutchman understood to be at risk of losing his job as a result.

The beleaguered Dutchman has been ravaged by injuries, though, and was missing a host of recognised defenders for Sunday’s 1-0 loss against Arsenal at Old Trafford as well as club captain Bruno Fernandes.

Rooney, the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, was asked for his take on Ten Hag and the current state of Manchester United post-match. And he pulled no punches with a brutally frank assessment where he reasoned that some of United’s injured players could potentially be playing.

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“Some of these players have to look at themselves because when your manager is doing an interview and talking about attitudes not being right to play for Manchester United, that is a massive insult,” said Rooney on Sky Sports.

“If I saw my manager saying that, there’s no way I’d let that ride until the end of the season. And it looks like some players are just trying to get to the end of the season. And that’s my personal opinion.”

Pressed on his comments by Sky Sports’ presenter David Jones, Rooney was asked if players are NOT playing for Ten Hag anymore.

“If they are then they’re not showing it very well. There’s some very good players in that squad and their performances are way below par.

“As we look at the injuries they’ve picked up, some of those players can play. Some of those players can play, 100 per cent.”

Jones replied: “That’s quite a big claim that, you’re saying some Manchester United players who we’re not seeing out there now are fit enough to play?”

Rooney continued: “It’s easy when you’ve got a European Championships and FA Cup Final coming up, it’s easy because they’re getting a little bit of stick to stay out of it and come back towards the final. You’ve seen it, I’ve seen it over the years.

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