Wayne Rooney hits back at ‘disgraceful’ critics


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Wayne Rooney believes his critics are trying to write an obituary on his career and he has assured them he is far from finished.

The Manchester United and England forward, 31, was at the centre of a media storm last week when he was photographed drinking late at night in the England team hotel after their 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland at Wembley.

Injury forced him to miss last week’s friendly with Spain but he returned to action off the subs bench as Man United drew 1-1 with Arsenal on Saturday.

Rooney, on for Anthony Martial just after the hour mark, had a positive impact on the game as the Red Devils dominated and took the lead through Juan Mata.

Jose Mourinho’s side were dealt a cruel late blow however when another sub, Olivier Giroud, headed home to grab a point for the Gunners.

Rooney briefly addressed reporters after the game, taking the chance to vent his feelings on the recent criticism and assure the world that he is ‘not finished yet’.

“It feels as if the media are trying to write my obituary and I won’t let that happen,” Rooney said.

“What has been going on is disgraceful. I’m proud to play for my country and I’m proud of my achievements.

It’s not finished yet. “I think what’s been going on is disgraceful. It shows a lack of respect and I think enough is enough. That’s all I want to say.”

Rooney has scored just two goals this season, only one of which came in the Premier League. Manchester United are 26.00 to win the Premier League this season.

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