Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has made strong comments regarding the team’s next Premier League match against Liverpool. Rooney said he wouldn’t play Cristiano Ronaldo against the Reds.
According to former England forward, his ex-Manchester United teammate Ronaldo didn’t look match fit during their previous match against Brentford, which United lost by 4-0. In fact, Erik Ten Hag didn’t name Ronaldo in the starting XI in the team’s opening game of the season against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Ronaldo was introduced in the 53rd team by the Dutchman against the Seagulls. In fact, Ten Hag had earlier admitted that Ronaldo’s fitness was not up to the mark when he had joined the team as he didn’t take part in the preseason matches on the tour of Thailand and Australia.
Wayne Rooney said as quoted by UtdDistrict: “Against Liverpool, I wouldn’t play Cristiano Ronaldo, and I wouldn’t play Marcus Rashford.”
“If I was in Erik ten Hag’s position my main concern would be getting energy on the pitch.”
The Englishman added: “#mufc’s failure to recruit a No 9 means they relied on Ronaldo against Brentford, even though he hadn’t trained a lot with the team.”
“He looked like he needs time to get match fit.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo had scored 18 goals and provided three assists in the previous season of the Premier League for Manchester United but he is yet to open his account in the ongoing season.
Ronaldo will be hungry to once again get on the goal-scoring sheet and he will need the support of his teammates in the upcoming matches. The Red Devils will have their work cut out against Liverpool as the Reds had finished at second place in the previous season’s standings but Jurgen Klopp’s team are yet to win a single match so far as both of their matches have ended in draws.