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Wayne Rooney admits it is embarrassing to play under Mourinho

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Former Manchester United player, Wyane Rooney has stated how embarrassing his final days playing under Jose Mourinho were.

Towards the end of his stay at United, Rooney who is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer was falling away from Mourinho’s first team choice.

He was further convinced to exit tarhe club when he failed to start in the League Cup final or the Europa League final in the 2016/2017 season.

He told Sky Sports: “I came on for one minute in the Europa League final. I was about to come on against Southampton in the League Cup final, and in those moments it was embarrassing.

“It was getting to a point where I was embarrassed. I thought “I can’t keep doing this”, as hard as it was to leave United.

“In the Southampton game, [manager Jose] Mourinho came to me and said: “I want you to lift the trophy.” I was like: “Well, I didn’t even play in the game.”

“He was persistent with it, and I literally lifted it and moved it on. What was I doing? I need to move on and go somewhere else.”

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