And though he might’ve been on the losing side, the reception by the fans, followed by interesting comments from boss Jose Mourinho, might have just made his day.
The Blues visited the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday with hopes of a positive result. However, the Red Devils showed immense resolve towards the end of the match which saw them secure a stunning 4-0 victory.
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On the other hand, Rooney, who was received with a standing ovation when he was substituted off in the dying minutes of the match, not only impressed the Reds’ fans, but also their manager.
“It’s the nature of English fans, it’s the nature of big clubs when the player is big in the club and is an important part of the club history,” praised the former Real Madrid manager.
“Every club in England does that. I can only speak by Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford but in both stadiums when we got former important players the reception is normally phenomenal. He’s at home and I believe that one day he will be back home.”
The Portuguese’s comments clearly expresses that United’s all-time top-scorer will always be welcomed back to the club. Though Rooney might be an Everton player now, Mourinho is still aware of his love for Manchester United.
Meanwhile, the English giants’ result on Sunday saw them equal Manchester City’s tally on the league table, with nothing to separate either sides. The Mancunians have started their campaign in stunning fashion, whilst Liverpool and the London clubs have dropped valuable points.
Though it is too soon to judge the outcome of this season, Mourinho’s side seems to surely possesses what it takes to challenge for the title
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.