“We are trying to get a player who is not wanted” – Mourinho defends Rooney pursuit

Rooney-MoyesChelsea boss Jose Mourinho, has laid the blame for Wayne Rooney’s desire to leave Manchester United, on David Moyes’ shoulders, citing the coach’s comments made earlier this summer.

“Why? They are against me? But I didn’t say to Rooney you will be a second choice for me. And they are against me?” Mourinho said.

“We are trying to get a player that a manager told ‘You will be a second option for him. We are not going for Van Persie.’

“The fans don’t have to be against me. If I say Ramires is a second option for me and he plays when Lampard is tired or injured – if someone comes here to get Ramires – nobody is upset.”

Moyes had said: “I think he’s got a major role to play because we need to try and score as many goals as we possibly can. I think Wayne can play up-top, he can play dropped in.

“Overall my thought on Wayne is he’ll be key. If for any reason we had an injury to Robin we are going to need him.

“I want to be able to play the two of them. I want to be able to use Danny Welbeck and Chicarito as well.”


Adeyemi Adesanya
Sports Business Consultant and Football Intermediary; Risk Management & Due Diligence Consultant; Freelance Football writer & Pundit on Radio & TV and Man.Utd Fan

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