Alan Shearer: Rooney's red card was due to lack of trust in defence.

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer believes Wayne Rooney’s red card shows the Red Devils captain’s lack of trust in his defence.

Rooney was sent off after a rash tackle on West Ham United forward Stewart Downing and Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer says Rooney`s sending off is illustrative of what is going on at Old Trafford at the moment.

Shearer wrote in The Sun: “Wayne Rooney’s stupidity was symptomatic of just where Manchester United are right now. In a bit of a confused mess,”

“The problem is, Rooney is trying to do everyone’s job to get them out of it.

“His swing at Stewart Downing was an act of desperation.

“It was not as if Downing was clear through on goal. There were plenty of defenders for him to get past from inside his own half.

“Yet it was probably down to a lack of trust in them on Rooney’s part that he made the challenge.”


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