Rooney struggling with fitness
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Wayne Rooney is currently struggling with fitness and this is why he is not part of the team that will be facing Anderlecht.
The manager said that the player has failed a fitness test and that he is not ready to be part of the group.
He admitted that the player is discouraged and frustrated with the situation as he would have love to be part of the team that will be playing in the Europa League. Jose Mourinho said that he only the players that are in form and at the moment Wayne Rooney is not close to fitness.
Jose Mourinho said that the player is working hard in training, but he is not close to full fitness. He said that he will be assessed over the weekend and if there are signs of improvement he will be back among the senior group.
The Portuguese manager said that it is important that he has all his best players available for selection but at the moment Wayne Rooney has not recovered yet. He said that it is important that he works out in order to find his fitness back and be in a place where he can help the team.
Jose Mourinho said that Manchester United has some big games coming up and that it is important that he gets Wayne Rooney back. He said that there are still some tough games remaining in the Premier League and with the club, still in the Europa League he will need his best players to be fit.
Wayne Rooney said that he is desperate to be in the team and that he is working hard in training so as to return to full fitness. He said that he aims to be back in the team for the closing stage of the season.