Everton fans are bashing Wayne Rooney on Twitter, after the 32 year-old had his say on his exit from Goodison.
Fans were mostly split on Rooney’s departure this summer. On one hand, he has all the quality and tools to unlock a defence at any moment, and before Christmas last season he was single-handedly carrying the goalscoring load.
However, as the goals dried up the move back into midfield did him no favours, and his lack of energy and pace became more and more costly.
His latest comments may have turned a few of his supporters against him, seemingly feeling he was hard done by at Goodison.
“I wanted to play, went back to Everton and had a year there, then as I’ve said before, Everton made it clear towards the end of the season that they’d be happy for me to leave,” Rooney said.
“For whatever reason, I still don’t know. I felt I was doing OK, I was top goal scorer [despite] playing most of the season from midfield.
“But that’s football. And that gave me a decision to make, and I made this decision.”
While the 32 year-old’s exit was certainly amicable, he clearly feels he hasn’t got the credit he deserves for his performances, something plenty are disagreeing with.
Rooney did pop up with some major goals last season, but his effort was lacklustre to say the least, and fans are bashing his latest comments.
Fans feel he used the club as a retirement home for an extra wage packet, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
How can he have any complaints because in 2004 he couldn’t wait to leave & now he comes across as being victimised by Silva.
— Chris Perez (@ChrisPerez75) July 13, 2018
I’m glad he’s gone. Was a passenger mostly. Top scorer yet we didn’t have a striker who started regularly all season. Gylfi played left wing to accomodate Rooney ?. Terrible move for the club and this ultimately proves it. Now we can move on and forget this ever happened!
— Scott Davies (@sd7hss) July 12, 2018
Just accept that you are not in this managements plans and move on graciously. Don’t slag off previous employers as you never know when you may need them.
— IAN REID (@RIBBSO) July 12, 2018
— Ryan (@RyanGleave7) July 12, 2018
Top scorer? As in best of a crap bunch, we had NO striker!!!
— Fidgell (@IamFidgell) July 12, 2018
You left it too late to come back wayne..
If manu felt you had nothing left why would everton..
Apart from a couple of decent games you didnt improve us
— on me tosun (@itsgraygray) July 12, 2018
Doesn’t get it does he
— Alexander (@waddsywadds) July 12, 2018
But clung on for another 6 weeks taking your 120k a week ?
— Billo (@kirkdalebob) July 12, 2018
Haha sounds like a kid to me with that attitude
— duke (@Dhunzo) July 12, 2018