Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has reacted to criticism of him so far this season and has said he will do everything he can to keep his place in the team.
The 30-year old’s place on the team is coming under threat following a series of underwhelming performances which has coincided with a slump in form for United and there are now several calls for him to be dropped from the starting eleven.
He started the 3-1 EFL Cup win over Northampton on Wednesday, but it was yet another below-par output and he’s now in danger of being dropped for the Premier League clash with Leicester City this weekend at Old Trafford but he said he was used to the scrutiny and is unaffected by it.
“I think I’ve had that my whole career,” said Rooney. “A little bit more of late, I think, but that’s football.
“I listen to my coaches and my team-mates, the people around me, and I don’t really listen to what a lot of people out there are saying because a lot of it is rubbish.
“I have to focus, work hard, of course, and I’ve done that throughout my career. I’ve worked hard and tried to do my best for the team.”