Rooney incurs the wrath of RTÉ pundits

RTÉ pundits Liam Brady and John Giles last night hit out at Wayne Rooney after the striker issued a statement confirming he wants to leave Manchester United.

In a hard-hitting statement Rooney accused United of lacking ambition but didn’t comment on reports that his unhappiness at Old Trafford was linked to the terms of a contract extension he was offered by the club.

Both Brady and Giles argued that the omission of any mention of a pay rise meant Rooney’s statement lacked credibility.

“It’s open warfare now,” Brady said of Rooney’s statement.

Giles added: “He’s not saying he’s unhappy in this statement about a deal. What he’s saying is the assurances he was seeking for strengthening the squad weren’t there.

“I think if he’s said I’m disappointed with the financial arrangements and want to go, I would look at that with more credibility.”


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