Everton fans are bashing Wayne Rooney, after a report claimed the veteran striker is disappointed by the club’s willingness to let him leave.
According to Paul Joyce of the Times, Wayne Rooney is hurt by Everton’s willingness to let him join MLS side D.C. United this summer, but he will speak to the new manager before making any decision.
Rooney returned to his boyhood club on a free transfer last summer, but after a solid start his first season back on Merseyside faltered after Christmas.
The 32 year-old was ill over the Christmas period, and hasn’t registered a single goal or assist in 2018, after grabbing ten Premier League goals before the illness.
The arrival of Sam Allardyce saw a change in position for the veteran, as he moved back into midfield alongside the likes of Tom Davies and Idrissa Gueye.
While there’s no question he still has ability, the Manchester United legend simply doesn’t have the pace and energy to play in a Premier League midfield, and he did take some flak for his performances towards the end of the season.
Fans are clearly annoyed by his feelings towards the exit links, saying if he wanted respect he should have come back sooner.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Well we were hurt and disappointed he jumped ship years ago. Shame this didnt work as planned but zero sympathy or sentimentality from me
— Mike (@evertonfc_i_am) May 23, 2018
Not being funny but he chose to come back 2 years to late, gave his best years to them mancs and then expects to be able to play every week for us now he's passed his best?
— Joe Ainscough (@Joe_A_95) May 23, 2018
Then he should of come back 2-3 years ago before he slowed down! He’s done ok this season but we aren’t his retirement option!
— Leon Cummings (@LeonCummings1) May 23, 2018
What is he talking about, he's the one that wants to leave, we're not kicking him out ffs
— cangcimen (@ikhsantajuddin) May 23, 2018
Should of never come back imo rooneys a red not a blue £££££
— maxkpower (@maxkpower) May 23, 2018
Too slow …. the games moved on, he was toast when Barkley ruined him at Gooduson years back …. Looked like me chasing the Icey Van 👊🏻🔥💙
— Local Stuntman (@SCOA22) May 23, 2018
Didn’t hurt or disappoint him much when Man Utd signed him! He didn’t look back then did he?
— Jamie Mackenzie (@thebluemadmax) May 23, 2018
2004. He couldn’t get out of Goodison fast enough. We’re just showing him the same cold eyed ambition he shows us back then.
— Johnny Alpha (@Strontiumdog500) May 23, 2018