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SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Rooney under fire again
Rooney under fire again

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has ripped into the current owner of the armband at Old Trafford, as he offered a withering view of Wayne Rooney’s performances so far this season.

Rooney again struggled to make an impact as United drew 0-0 with PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night, with Republic of Ireland assistant boss Keane offering these forthright views on the club’s No.10.

“Wayne was talking about the lack of composure from the United and he was guilty as anyone,” Keane told ITV Sport. “He’s got to step up to the plate.

“Wayne’s legacy at Manchester United in terms of goals is great but, as captain, he’s got a lot more responsibility.”

Keane was not impressed by Rooney’s appearance on WWE wrestling, as he suggested he has lost some of his focus as his career edges towards a final few chapters.

“I always question what players to off the field and I saw Wayne slapping a wrestler last week. Why is he getting involved in all that nonsense? I’d have a look at that,” added Keane.

“I wouldn’t begrudge a player a night out but he’s got to lead by example. Wayne doesn’t look in great shape physically either. United were solid at the back but the PSV goalkeeper didn’t have any saves to make.”

Meanwhile, ex-United midfielder and BT Sport pundit Paul Scholes admitted he is less than impressed by the hunger to score shown by United’s teenage striker Anthony Martial, who returned to Louis van Gaal's line-up after his brief spell out injured​.

Scholes is not convinced United can win in Wolfsburg next month, with a place in the Europa League beckoning as they struggle to make it through from Group B.