But Schweinsteiger suggested that even if Rooney did recite poetry, he would not be able to tell you because of the accent barrier.
It is fortunate for United manager Louis van Gaal Martial has so easily settled in up front given Rooney’s continuing problems. The Frenchman who arrived from Monaco on transfer deadline day has shocked everybody with his impact as he’s scored three goals in as many league games and also grabbed one in the cup.
However, his still a long way to go if he is to match his Premier League idol, with Rooney bagging 171 league goals for United alone.
“I don’t know why, I used to like write little stories, too”.
“I thought Wolfsburg were very good in the second half”.
“I’d prefer to have him in my team than play against him“. And, of course, Neymar.
“Great players have exceptional phases that last from between one to three years, it’s not normal that this phase lasts five years as in the case with Rooney”. Schweini said: “Sometimes I don’t understand his scouser accent”.
David Beckham’s former clubs include Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and PSG. In Wednesday’s win over Wolfsburg, Rooney endured another wretched night in a season of peculiar under-achievement from a player of whom so much is expected.
“He didn’t have his best night, did he?” said former United midfiedler Paul Scholes, speaking in his role as a pundit for BT Sport.