Don’t blame Wayne Rooney for England’s early World Cup exit. That’s the message from his Manchester United teammate, Robin van Persie, who knows firsthand that when a team plays badly, critics often fault the squad’s biggest star.
No fair, says Van Persie, who has often said he moved from Arsenal to Manchester United in part so he could play alongside Rooney.
“I don’t think you can blame him for scoring one goal, working his socks off and missing three chances by inches – because it was inches,” the Netherlands captain told reporters at his team’s training camp. “He gave his all for his country, like he always does. He’s a great player, a great goal scorer, so I don’t think it’s fair on him to criticize him that much.”
(Courtesy The Associated Press & AGENCIES ……. Source ……… Our Freelance Contributor in Brazil)