Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says that the club’s fans will show Wayne Rooney the respect he deserves.
Rooney was booed by England fans in the 2-0 win over Malta in the World Cup qualifiers at Wembley before getting dropped for the away game against Slovenia. Mourinho is confident that the United supporters will show Rooney respect.
“He was not booed by Man United fans,” Mourinho said. “To be honest, the last match when he went to the warm-up, I was feeling Old Trafford was behind him and immediately supporting him during the warm-up before he came on against Stoke.
“I think at Man United he feels at home, at Man United he feels the respect he deserves. Not at Anfield, obviously, but he knows that here he is respected.”
The Portuguese manager also revealed that he’s looking forward to the game against rivals Liverpool on Monday.
“For me, to play Liverpool is to play against a big club,” Mourinho said.
“In Madrid I wanted to play against Barcelona, against Atletico, against Valencia.
“In Inter, I wanted to play against Milan, against Juventus, against Roma. In Chelsea, I wanted to play against Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal, all the big clubs in the country.
“Now in Man United, it’s the same. I love to play against the big opponents and Liverpool is a big opponent.”