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Mourinho: Wayne Rooney is 'my man'

Jose Mourinho says Wayne Rooney is 'happy' Credit: PA

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists Wayne Rooney remains a big part of his plans and praised the way his side dominated Leicester in their 4-1 win at Old Trafford.

Goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba's first for the club gave the hosts a 4-0 half-time lead before Demarai Gray scored spectacular consolation for the reigning Premier League champions.

Speaking about Rooney, who was dropped to the bench, Mourinho told Sky Sports: "He's a big player for me, a big player for United, a big player for this country.

"He's my man, I trust him completely. He's as happy as I am at this moment and that's the team.

"It was a very good performance. It's obviously a very good result, it's not easy to win against them and even more difficult to win in such a comfortable way."

Man United leave Rooney out for Europa League trip

Wayne Rooney trained on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Wayne Rooney has been left out of the Manchester United squad to travel to Rotterdam for the Europa League tie with Feynoord on Thursday night.

The Manchester United and England captain trained with the squad at the Aon Training Complex on Wednesday, but was left out of the travelling squad along with Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia for the European opener.

Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who were both taken off at half-time during the defeat to Manchester City at the weekend, have also been left out as Jose Mourinho looks to utilise his squad in Holland, while Phil Jones is injured.

Marcus Rashford could be set for a first start of the season, while Matteo Darmian, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick and Memphis Depay may also be included having failed to make the derby day squad.


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