Wayne Rooney: I have nothing to prove to anyone

by Tanveer Arayan

Wayne Rooney insists he has nothing left to prove to anyone after he scored in Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.

The Englishman scored the second goal of Jose Mourinho’s era on Sunday afternoon, Juan Mata managed to bag the opener while Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped round things off at the Dean Court.

His performance wasn’t anything special, while he did manage to find the back of the net, his showing in the first-half had fans on social media calling for his substitution.

Speaking after the match, Rooney dismissed the idea that he had to prove himself to Mourinho.

“I’ve nothing to prove to anyone,” he said.

“I’ve played this game a long time, I believe in my own ability, I’m confident and I think I’m good enough to play, and if I play where I played today then I’ll score goals.”

Jose Mourinho hasn’t been shy to bench legends at his former clubs, he benched John Terry after he suffered a bad run of form and even left Iker Casillas on the bench during his time at Real Madrid.

Rooney will have to prove himself to the Portuguese boss if he wants to keep his place on the first-team, especially with the likes of Paul Pogba capable of taking his place on the squad.

His goal against Bournemouth should keep his name on the team sheet for when United face Southampton at Old Trafford next weekend and hopes are Rooney is able to find the back of the net once again.

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