Former Manchester United and England defender, Paul Parker, has fired shots at Wayne Rooney, claiming that the United captain is too “overweight and slow” for the English game.
Paul Parker played for Manchester United from 1991 to 1996, making over 100 appearances for the Red Devils.
Parker thinks that current Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney, isn’t in the correct physical condition for the English Premier League, and doesn’t even deserve to start under Jose Mourinho.
Wayne Rooney scored during his first 2016/17 Premier League match for the club, but the skipper didn’t seem to convince the fans that he is fit enough for the season.
Parker, who enjoyed winning the double with Manchester United in 1994, spoke with 888.com, and mentioned that he thinks the England skipper is past his best days.
“This is a defining season for Rooney,” he started. “It’s no longer about him breaking records but finishing his career at Manchester United.
“He needs to show his worth and that he deserves to be in the team and not just because of marketing.
“As much as people appreciate what he’s done over the years and how many goals he’s scored, football is about now and being judged on now.
“If someone had only heard of Wayne Rooney but seen him now, they’d think ‘Who is this fella? He’s overweight and slow. That shot was terrible, and it looks like he can’t move or shift his body quick enough’.”
Wayne Rooney has been with Manchester United for over a decade. He joined from Everton in 2004 as a teenage sensation, and has gone on to break various records with Manchester United and the England National team.
Rooney has got over just under 600 appearances to his name, and has scored 263 goals in his entire career.
During recent seasons, however, his form has been affected by injuries, and only time will tell if the skipper will still flourish in Manchester.