David Moyes' approach towards Robin van Persie has left Rooney feeling sidelined. The 27-year-old does not want to play second-fiddle to anyone.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is not too pleased with his manager David Moyes and reports suggest that the 27-year-old feels 'insulted at being projected as second fiddle to teammate Robin van Persie.
Story first published on: Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:26
According to a report in UK's The Sun, Rooney is in a confused and angry state as despite his own assessment of being at his absolute peak form, is not the first choice of new coach Moyes.
The 250,000 pounds-per-week player, according to the report, is not happy with the treatment being metted out to him since the club's legendary manager - Alex Ferguson - retired earlier this year. While United maintain that Rooney is not for sale even as speculations are rife that Chelsea may buy him out, the player himself has made his feelings known to his club that he will not be a second banana in the side to van Persie - bought by Ferguson in August last. (Also read: Rooney 'gutted' after injury ends Asian tour)
While Rooney has scored 198 goals for his club since he was bought from Everton, Van Persie - in a short span of time - has catapulted himself with heroic performances for the side. Such has been his dominance that Moyes was recently quoted in Thailand as saying that Wayne would be used if an injury happens to the Dutch player. "My thought on Wayne is that if we had an injury to Robin van Persie we are going to need him and I want as many options as possible."