Roo too slow for Devils



November 22, 2016
Roo too slow for Devils


Coach believes Mata, Martial and Rashford's faster than Wayne Rooney.

José Mourinho says Wayne Rooney is TOO SLOW to be in his Manchester United team.

The Red Devils coach used his club captain as a substitute for Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

And José explains: “I believed ones like Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were faster than Wayne — better attacking opponents one-to-one in the last line. I thought it was the best option.”

The Special One did heap praise on veteran midfielder Michael Carrick as he freed up the talents of Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera.

José adds: “The midfield is playing very well. Pogba, Carrick and Herrera are playing very well.

“Michael is such a fantastic player and it’s a pity, because I always loved him.

“But instead of being his manager when he was 25, I’m his manager when he is 35.”

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