In a recent interview with CNN, DC United’s Wayne Rooney claimed he could still play in the Premier League and also chimed in on the Manchester United managerial situation.
Rooney’s endorsement of Mauricio Pochettino as future United manager will anger Tottenham fans, as the former England international is needlessly inserting himself into a Spurs debate.
When speaking to CNN, Rooney said he was a fan of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and said it would be “nice to see” the former striker get the permanent job.
“But if not, if the club go to choose from somewhere else, then I think in my opinion Pochettino would be the right guy,” Rooney said.
For Rooney to insert his opinion to further promote instability among Spurs is a misguided decision. Current players should aim to avoid perpetuating rumours of managerial change, especially with regards to the highly-publicised Manchester United job.
Pochettino is still under contract at Tottenham and Rooney’s comments will only serve to further destabilise the Argentine’s situation in north London.
In all, Tottenham fans have every right to be incensed at Rooney’s thoughtless comments, which foment unnecessary unrest at the club and throw Mauricio Pochettino’s future into further doubt.