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Wayne Rooney has come out in support of Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho claiming the players need to perform on the pitch.
The recent turmoil at the club proved too costly as they recently had gone through a bad patch. The Red Devils were winless in the four matches and were in the prospect of losing five matches on a trot when Newcastle United scored two quickfire goals at the Old Trafford.
But goals from Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez helped United pulling off a sensational victory to reinstall the belief among the supporters.
Rooney left United in 2017 to return to his boyhood club Everton but his stay at the club short lived as he went on to join MLS side D.C. United and since then has been on a scoring spree on the US soil.
The 32 year old said, “It’s tough [at United], it has been a tough situation.
“The players, the manager, it has been a tough start to the season.
“I know Jose is getting a load of stick but I said a few weeks ago, the players have to stand up.
“They have to be counted and they have to be better. The manager can do so much but then it is down to the players on the pitch to produce and probably collectively.
“It [the poor run of form] is a bit of everything coming together but Jose is an easy target. Some of the players have to be better.”