Wright, who made scored 128 goals in 221 appearances for the Gunners, believes it is a sign the end is near for the England striker after going through the same thing at Arsenal.
"It looks like the beginning of the end for Wayne Rooney. He looks tired and most of all, he looks forlorn," Wright told The Sun.
"All the stick weighs you down and people have been saying he shouldn't be in the team since the start of the season. Juan Mata was the difference on Saturday.
"There was no way I was stopping that tidal wave. He had everything.
"I was sat on the bench, watching the future. That's a situation Rooney could find himself in."