Wayne Rooney Slams Manchester United Players For How They Manage Social Media After Losses

Wayne Rooney has not held back in his criticism of Manchester United players after a disappointing season.

The Red Devils started off the campaign with José Mourinho before he was sacked and replaced with Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

While the 46-year-old Norwegian had initially turned the club's fortunes around, United ultimately finished outside of the top four and will miss out on Champions League football.

Well, it looks like Rooney has offered his two cents on the state of the club.

The 33-year-old DC United star, who is England and United's all-time record scorers, believes that there needs to be a fear factor at the club for players and also questioned the way in which social media is used by the footballers.

"I think the players need to fear someone. They need to fear Ole Gunnar. They need to fear Michael Carrick. They need to respect them but fear them also," he said on the Wayne Rooney Podcast.

"The way the game has gone has changed, society has changed. You have got social media.

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Credit: PA

"You have got players losing a game and posting something on social media about their new clothing range, their new aftershave, whatever they're bringing out, which I find remarkable.

"When fans speak up on it and say 'why are you posting that?' they always have the marketing people to blame [but] take responsibility.

"They work for you. Those marketing people work for you. I have people who do similar stuff for me and they never do anything without my instructions.

"If that is what you're doing, you're sitting at the top of that business. You have to take responsibility for them.

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Credit: PA

"These players almost always like to find someone to hide behind, whether that is on their social media or on the football pitch and that's what they are doing."

Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman at United, recently admitted that the club would provide the funding needed to back Solskjær in the transfer window.

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Adnan Riaz

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