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Wayne Rooney has had a torrid time .

Wayne Rooney criticised by MUTV caller

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It really has been a difficult start to the season for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. 

The 30-year-old has come under fire from the Old Trafford faithful after a number of below-par performances for the club. 

In all honesty, United supporters haven't seen the best out of their skipper for a number of years. Despite his inconsistent performances, he's maintained a place in the starting XI under the likes of David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho. 

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Mourinho, of course, is the latest United manager under pressure to axe his captain. The former Chelsea boss once again handed Rooney a prominent role on Wednesday night against Northampton, starting him in attack. 

Before the contest, Mourinho insisted that he wanted to see goals from Rooney. That, of course, did not transpire. United secured their place in the next round of the competition, but Rooney once again flattered to deceive. 

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MUTV caller 

While United fans have made their feelings on Rooney quite clear, a number of pundits have failed to criticise the forward. That trend unsurprisingly continued on MUTV following the club's clash against League One outfit Northampton.

But one supporter had heard enough. Enter Keith from Wilmslow, who hit out at Sammy McIlroy and co. for attempting to defend Rooney.

Northampton Town v Manchester United - EFL Cup Third Round

As you can see in the awkward yet brilliant video below, the United fan suggested that Rooney isn't good enough to be playing week in, week out. 

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United vs Leicester 

With the Red Devils set to play host to Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday, will Mourinho finally drop his captain? 

There's every chance that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will regain his place in the starting XI, while teenager Marcus Rashford, who came off the bench to score against Northampton, will also be hoping to feature. 

Northampton Town v Manchester United - EFL Cup Third Round

Mourinho has been reluctant to partner Ibrahimovic alongside Rashford in attack so far this season, but that may finally change on Saturday. 

Do you expect Rooney to play against Leicester? Have your say below! 

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Topics:
Wayne Rooney
Paul Pogba
Football
Chris Smalling
Manchester United
Michael Carrick
Ryan Giggs
Jose Mourinho

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