Why Jose Mourinho sold Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Wayne Rooney

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'I saw it in training with him - he's a very talented player. It's great to watch the courage on the ball - the keeper playing out from the back - it's nearly flawless at times.

"He's got aggression, passion, desire".

"I think that's what Manchester United have lacked, players around [Romelu] Lukaku who are going to push him on as well and try to help him get a bit more freedom and score more goals". It took away from me as well but at the time he was more risky and I didn't mind doing that.

Manchester United record goal-scorer has highlighted the area he believes decorated coach Jose Mourinho needs to patch up during the upcoming offseason. You could see again, you look at City, they buy again a defender.

But when asked if Liverpool's front three could ever match United's, Rooney aimed a dig at the Anfield trio: 'I think it would be hard.

Back at the 2006 World Cup, Rooney was sent off in a quarterfinal match against Portugal.

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"He can go where he really wants to. He is like a young Alan Shearer", Rooney said.

Jamie Vardy smashed the host in front, but Swansea's rise under Carlos Carvalhal continued as it extended its unbeaten run to seven games thanks to Federico Fernandez's equalizer to edge out of the bottom three on goal difference.

"'You 11 players are better than their 11 players, go and win the game and work it out for yourselves on the pitch'. If England are going to do well this summer it's on how well he does".

For Everton, Rooney was an unused substitute as the Toffees were thrashed 5-1 at Arsenal on Saturday, and he said he found it painful viewing.

Carrick will take up a coaching role at the end of the season, while Juan Mata and Ander Herrera do not have the physicality to hold the middle of the park alongside Nemanja Matic, while Paul Pogba enjoys a free role.

Information from Press Association Sport was used in this report.

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