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Ex-Manchester United player claims Rooney has let himself down

Former Manchester United player Paul Parker has claimed that it is Wayne Rooney’s own fault that he is no longer wanted at Old Trafford.

The England captain slipped down the pecking order under manager Jose Mourinho last season, starting just 15 Premier League games.

As a result, Rooney was allowed to leave the Red Devils this summer and he ended up returning to his boyhood club Everton.

The forward, who won 12 trophies during a 13-year spell at United, penned a two-year contract at Goodison Park last weekend.

Parker believes that there is expectation on Rooney’s shoulders, but has claimed that he would never have had to leave United had he looked after his fitness better.

Parker told talkSPORT:

“I hope more than anything that he goes there and does himself justice. He is only 31 and I think he knows in himself that he has let himself down. He shouldn’t be in the kind of shape or the situation he is at 31 given where he has been.”

Rooney has always had questions hanging over his head with regards to his conduct off the pitch, and whether he looks after himself to stay in the best shape possible.

Despite his United career coming to an end, the forward departs as the club’s leading goalscorer – a feat that he reached last season.

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