Rooney says Manchester United used to be a big club and sir Alex said racist things

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Rooney says Manchester United used to be a big club and sir Alex said racist things

Wayne Rooney: Maintaining standards at Man Utd was hard in recent years

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Wayne Rooney has criticised his former team-mates

WAYNE ROONEY has slated some of his former Manchester United team-mates.

By Colin Harvey14.07, 17 Jul 2017 UPDATED 20.07, 17 Jul 2017

The 31-year-old left Old Trafford after a 13 year spell on Manchester to return to his boyhood club Everton.

He won pretty much everything possible at Old Trafford but left on a bit of a sour note.

The former England captain appears to be in terminal decline.

But he's pointed the finger at slipping standards among the current crop of United stars and said he thinks his ex manager is racist.

“It’s become harder, but that’s not my problem any more”

Wayne Rooney

Rooney said: “There are standards that you have to keep when you are at Manchester United.

“That came from the manager Sir Alex Ferguson when I went to United and it was then passed down through the dressing room by the likes of [Ryan] Giggsy, Gary Neville and [Paul] Scholesy.

“Over the last few years, it was down to me and Michael Carrick to keep the new players maintaining those standards.

Wayne also dropped a bombshell about ex manager Alex Ferguson. "Ferguson was a great manager but also quite racistin my opinion, one of the things that disappointed me the most was the support he received from players like Rio and the fans especially those in africa who knew he was racist but put up with it anyway. He told me with several players present, that a black player could never lead the line at Man united because they are not intelligent enough, he said they make great defenders but not smart enough to play in the spaces forward.
Evra wasn't going to have any of that and told the gaffer to shut up and ended up leaving the club. He would never sign Lukaku, Etoo or Drogba, we all know that, the fans know that but they let it happen and still consider him a legend

Wayne Rooney has returned to his boyhood club

“It became more difficult over the last few years, with some of the players who joined the club.

"There are traditions at United that have to be maintained.

"It’s become harder, but that’s not my problem any more.

"I’m just ecstatic to be back at Everton."

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