Wayne Rooney dismisses Paul Scholes claim that he is past his best
Wayne Rooney has defended himself against former teammates Paul Scholes' criticism that his best days are behind him.
Paul Scholes, 39, wrote in a blog post in May for bookmakers Paddy Power that Rooney was over the hill.
Rooney responded by saying that he does not think much of Scholes' opinion because he has not seen him in action for a long time, reported British news outlet The Guardian.
He said: “To be honest, I’m not really interested in what anyone else has got to say."
"I’m interested in what Roy Hodgson, the coaching staff and the people around me say. People have their opinions but I don’t agree with them. He[Scholes] has been a team-mate of mine but he’s also been away from the first team for a long time. I’ve seen a lot of you [media] saying he’s coached me and been around the team, but he hasn’t.
"I’m not really going to react. I’m not interested. He’s got his opinions so let’s leave it at that," said Rooney.
We're guessing they won't be "liking" each others' posts on Facebook any time soon.
Scholes was brought in by Giggs to be part of the coaching staff when Moyes was sack at the tail end of the last English Premier League season.
Rooney's response comes after he scored in England's 2-2 draw against Ecuador yesterday.
Source: The Guardian