Rooney: Senior Man Utd players must lead Rashford

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Rooney: Senior Man Utd players must lead Rashford
Rooney: Senior Man Utd players must lead Rashford
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New Plymouth boss Wayne Rooney has taken aim at the Manchester United dressing room.

The former United captain says the senior players must do more in the leading their younger teammates.

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"I would say you need five players in a dressing room that can lead a team," Rooney told The Overlap.

"One thing I would say with Manchester United now is, look at the team and you're still asking questions about who the leader is. I know Bruno (Fernandes) is captain, but who are the leaders there.

"I said this a few weeks ago, when Marcus Rashford was getting stick for his body language, I think he has always been like that.

"I don't think he has ever been a big talker on the pitch. When he is going through a tough moment, or you want him to work a little bit harder, that is where the senior players have got to demand that from him. That's the one thing I'd say that I don't see.

"Every time Manchester United concede a goal their heads go down too quickly and you almost think there is no way they're getting back into the game."