Wayne Rooney has revealed that Jose Mourinho’s poor man-management skills was what led to the stars not being onside.
The all-time top scorer of Manchester United played only one season under ‘The Special One’ and revealed he was left surprised by Mourinho’s lack of communication with the players.
The 55-year-old manager was sacked on Tuesday after The Red Devils fell to a dominating Liverpool at Anfield.
Wazza believes that a better verbal relationship with the players could have helped the Portuguese coach.
“In my opinion, obviously being there for a year with him, he didn’t [keep players onside],” Rooney told BT Sport.
“And I think that was the one surprise I had, the communication with the players wasn’t as much as it could have been.
“And I think when you leave a player out of a game, sometimes, for a player, it gives a bit of freedom of the mind when the manager says I’m leaving you out for this reason or for that reason.
“But the players didn’t get that, and I think that’s the most difficult thing for a player to try and work out why you’re not playing.
“I think the big thing with Jose was the communication with the players, and I know the players weren’t happy with him.”