Why Jose Mourinho sold Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Wayne Rooney

Sheri Evans
February 7, 2018

Manchester United's former star and Everton's current striker Wayne Rooney has hailed the impact of Egyptian Winger Mohamed Salah on Liverpool's attacking line this season, insisting that the Pharaohs player makes a big difference to his team.

The Chile worldwide moved to Old Trafford in January in a swap deal which involved Henrick Mkhitaryan moving to Arsenal and Rooney thinks Sanchez, who scored his first goal for the club against Huddersfield at the weekend, will lift the players around him.

"I think at Manchester United he didn't get the freedom he really wanted to go and perform, that he had at Dortmund and that style of play that Dortmund played".

"He'd go around and I'd go behind". "He has got aggression, passion, desire". The second season you could see there were issues with him and Cristiano.

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, for many years a nemesis of Manchester City fans, has praised Pep Guardiola's team and their entertaining brand of football.

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I really think he is the ideal player for Manchester United, Rooney told MNF.

But when asked if Liverpool's front three could ever match United's, Rooney aimed a dig at the Anfield trio: 'I think it would be hard.

Rooney also spoke on Alexis Sanchez's arrival at United.

"I remember my first away trip, and I had a huge argument with Roy Keane", he said on Sky Sports.

The way they roamed around the pitch in ideal tandem was an exhibition of natural chemistry and, more notably, the benefits you can receive as a manger if you entrust talented players with the freedom to make their own decisions going forward. "Lukaku and Sanchez will play every game, there's no room for other strikers to come in and play".

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