Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has claimed that his former teammate Paul Scholes may have angered the club with his latest comments. Scholes recently stated that Rooney was past his best and that he will struggle to make an impact at the World Cup 2014. This comments have not been taken lightly by Rooney, who has reiterated by stating that United are not happy with the comments made by their former player. Scholes played with Rooney for several years before retiring from football last summer. He returned to the club as part of the coaching staff for the final four games of last season.
Rooney choose to respond to the comments by saying that everybody has their opinions and that he is just trying to prove that he remains as one of the top players in the game. The 28-year-old also stated that he is not focused on winning individual trophies like Cristiano Ronaldo. Instead, he wants to win trophies along with the team. Rooney has struggled to match the levels be achieved a few years ago. Scholes reckons that the world may have seen the best of Rooney since he has been playing top-level football for more than a decade. The former England international also reckons that Rooney may retire at 32 rather than at 36.
“I’m sure he’s upset a lot of people at Man United because they see me as worthy of signing a new deal at the club, so they obviously have got a different opinion to what Paul has. It was a big strange, I’ll be honest, but he has his opinions and he’s entitled to them. I don’t agree with it, but he’s probably the best player I’ve ever played with, so I’m not going to knock him as a player, but I don’t agree with his point. I’m sure he has his reasons for it,” said Rooney.