Evra: We don't trust Rooney

2010-10-22 12:01

London - Patrice Evra has told the Manchester United board: We'll never trust Wayne Rooney again, according to a report in The Sun.

Striker Rooney has infuriated his teammates by announcing he is going to quit the club, claiming they lack what it takes to win major trophies in the future.

And French fullback Patrice Evra said: "If one player in the team does not trust the others, he should not play in the team. I trust everyone, I know we can win."

Evra's feelings about the mood in the United dressing room would have been discussed by boss Alex Ferguson when he met chief executive David Gill yesterday to thrash out Rooney's future.

Captain Nemanja Vidic also criticised Rooney, saying his decision was affecting everyone at Old Trafford.

Vidic said: "Rooney is going around and talking about the bad way we're playing or something happening around the club with the Glazers. It is not good for the players and not good for the team."

Scottish midfielder Darren Fletcher is one of Rooney's closest pals at United and could not hide his own disappointment at the striker's decision to quit.

Fletcher said: "It is just as much a shock to us as it is to everyone else. I think everyone is disappointed because we love Wayne as a team-mate and have so much respect for the manager.

"It is going to be difficult but all we can do is try and win games.

"I believe the players in the dressing room are good enough to take us forward.

"I watch them in training every day and we have got some young exciting players. When someone leaves someone always steps up to the mark."

Fletcher also believes United's history sets them apart from the rest.

He said: "I like to think this is still the biggest club. What makes big clubs is history. Clubs can have money but this club's history drives it forward.

"It has a great heritage of bringing through young players and what it has achieved in the past together with its fan base makes it the biggest club.

"I think we have spent money. Other teams have ridiculous amounts and will spend it and if you do that and sign big players you will improve.

"But maybe it takes a bit longer to get a team spirit and understanding of the way you play. Manchester United have got that."


  • striker - 2010-10-22 12:40

    This is strange. How can Evra not trust Rooney. We do not trust Evra and the Franck WC Team of 2010 as a captain. What does he mean?

  • Ian Bell - 2010-10-22 12:40

    Anyone who fouls up tries to remove their accountablity by trying to blame everyone around them, especially those who have stood strongly with them. To the extent that they attempt bring their real friens people into the gutter with them so they dont feel so bad with good people in the mud with them. Wayne Rooney is no different. Wayne take responsibilty for your choices.

  • wakhe - 2010-10-22 12:50

    I'm a gunner fan and i have alot of respsct for rooney and i would love to see him in our team but accordong to what evra,vidic and fletcher are sayind about rooney i am also dissapointed.Because i believe as a proffesional player like rooney the are much more better ways of handling such a challenge.I wish rooney the best of luck in any decision he makes and i hope its for the best

  • REALITY - 2010-10-22 12:56

    Evra...what an ass..Who trusts you and your French team antics???

  • James 1 - 2010-10-22 13:07

    Rooney has an agent and is probably being advised. I would have thought the smart thing to do would have been to work out the contract and not renew. He could then move on his own account and pocket the lot. Ferguson is smart. If he off loads Rooney now Manchester United will pick up a good fee. Rooney also stands to make a lot of money but not as much as he could have made if he had completed his contract.

  • Joy - 2010-10-22 13:07

    Rooney is being honest - Man. United.have been lacking for the last 2 years , they are stone broke just like Liverpool , they do not have quality players - they have above average players , except for the Mex they got nothing, then on top of that they want to buy Torres who is past his sell by date , the player has too many injuries which will never heal totally.Fergie is an arsehol , a first class idiot just like Liverpool mangement . Man united fans you have to agree with this , compare Man united of the past to that of now , Fergie is out of touch , no class in the side , bad management , the list is endless , only 4 teams for the premiership this year - Man City -Chelsea- Aston Villa ? - Arsenal ...

  • Steve - 2010-10-22 13:14

    You copied your Vidic quote from and they have since corrected their statement and so should you. He said "Rumour is going around and talking about the bad way we're playing or something happening around the club with the Glazers. It is not good for the players and not good for the team."

  • Moeketsi - 2010-10-22 13:25

    I am a MUFC fan. Rooney, please have respect for United. I don't mind if you go, but go and play in Spain or Italy. We still have that respect for you and we don't want you to loose that respect. Your respect will not be tarnished if you go to Barca or Real Madrid. You can't go and play at Man City along Adebayor.

  • Lilian - 2010-10-22 13:27

    @wakhe. As a diehard Arsenal fan there is no room in our club or team for a very very average Rooney. We have plenty of talent in our team so there would be no place for a greedy big head like Rooney. He is over hyped. Players have found how to defend against him and now he can't score because he is a one dimesional player. He scored 34 goals last season but 15 and more were penalties. We don't need or want an expensive flop in our team or club. Leave the Manchester clubs fight over him!

  • Jules - 2010-10-22 13:39

    As a United fan, I will find it extremely difficult to see this guy put on a United shirt again. He's a great player, everybody knows that, however when I watch them play I want to know that every player wants nothing more than to be there and win for Manchester United.

  • Kieran - 2010-10-22 13:39

    @wakhe. Rooney's decision to leave is one thing, but he is quitting because he has lost talent and form. Rooney is shit and his misreble performance durning the world cup displayed exactly that. i Agree with Evra and Vidic, Rooney has lost the trust of his team mates and its all becaue he doesnt trust them. this has nothing to do with it being a challenge, this has to do with the fact that when the times are tough, Rooney bails. it says a great deal about his character and the kind of person he is. Quite frankly im glad he is going, he can take his prostitution and lack of skill to London. @Ian Bell... Legend...u speak the words of truth. @Striker... Evra's performance in the World Cup has nothing to do with his club performance. Evra was one of the few players in the french team that maitained humility during the world cup. Rooney cant be trusted because he is a loser... Loser go to Arsenal.

  • Hayabusa - 2010-10-22 13:39

    Striker. Are you stupid. Read what Evra said then comment on it. France and United are 2 different teams. Go watch PSL and give your stupid remarks on that page

  • Mark - 2010-10-22 13:45

    @Joy...Aston Villa ending ahead of Man Utd and Tottenham...I somehow dont think so!! The top 5 will be the same as that of last year (it is already like that after 8 games)...the order may be slightly different perhaps.

  • Tommy1 - 2010-10-22 13:48

    Wayne Rooney worlds most overrated player.A great player stands his ground and lifts the players around him and moves forward with the team. When ronaldo was at united Wayne was happy because of space ronaldo created for him not to mention the easy goals he got.Now you have ronaldo,gone scholes,giggs, on the way out,the overgrown baby of united is crying.Look what has happened the guy is not scoring goals that easily not to mention that he has slown down in pace.He had a pathetic world cup,and the rooney the world witnessed in the SWC has taken the same form into club football.He is being found out.The same problem with England team they thought they had a good team because these stars play for big english teams but they fail to realise that these teams have foreign stars that make english players look good every week. Wayne is scared shitless,because he does not want to do the hard work and carry the team forward as the money has been rolling in to easy when you are being made to look good by other internationals.Which ever club pays the asking fee for him are making a huge mistake.He is on a downward spiral.I got to love the English at one stage they compared Rooney to the football greats(what a joke).He and his agent know that Wayne needs to be in a team with a star studded line up so other great players can make THE BABY look good.One player does not make a team.

  • war - whites against racism - 2010-10-22 13:50

    Lets send them some saffers

  • gav - 2010-10-22 14:01

    Hahahaha,u got room to talk Evra,i`am sure the French people don`t trust you

  • Simba - 2010-10-22 14:02

    By reading the comments I can see 2 things: 1. United fans are now divided over this issue. 2. United rivals are smiling and waitng to see how this affects players on the field. Even though we(united) are not enjoying the best start to the season, we still have a very competitive side that is full of self belief and has the capacity to grow. Wayne Rooney has broken rank, lets let him go because a chain is only as strong as its weakest link-he is that link. I agree With Patrice Evra 100% (including his antics at the world cup-Raymond Domenech should not have the coach in the first place).

  • Zico - 2010-10-22 14:05

    It's very much ridiculous, Patrice "The French World Cup Squad Captain" Evra who lead the sabotage of his own country, claim not to ever trust Wayne. Who from F.F.F can clearly say they rate Evra as good leader at moment? Ok, back to Rooney. Good players who don't sleep with strippers would never say that. Examples: Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand. I'm not a Man U fan, but I hope many players follow the footsteps of Scholes & Giggy.

  • Simba - 2010-10-22 14:08

    So he is just supposed to walk back onto the training ground and smile at his inferior team-mates, those not capable of winning trophies. I think we (United0 have a cancer on our hands and should have cut it off quickly. Some serious damage control needs to be done.

  • Tux357 - 2010-10-22 14:15

    As a hard core gunners fan we dnt have place 4 stupid strikers like Rooney , who must make way for this idiot in our squad??? , we have quality young playas ... & all those Manchester fools can fight over him..

  • Masterstroke - 2010-10-22 15:10

    Rooney wants 160 000 sterling per week from ManU. David Gill refuses. He throws a tantrum threatening to leave, United get alarmed. The Glazer's, Sir Alex and David Gill hold a conference, decide they cant let their so called prized asset go, offer rooney the 160 000 he asked for in the first place. And everthing is settled! So who made the U-turn, Shrek or ManU!

  • Borat - 2010-10-22 15:39

    Watching his performane in England's team at the SWC and Wayne's current form for MU the first thing he should sign is to change his name to what ist should have been ------- Wayne Looney.

  • AL @ All Arse-anal supporters - 2010-10-22 15:56

    I`m hearing a lot of "we dont need him" and "we have class players" but what you guys don`t have is any sliverware!!!!! Maybe your team is`nt really as good as all you guys think. Besides, he said he wanted to win trophies so why the hell would he move to Arse-anal???

  • Borat - 2010-10-22 16:27

    It's you MU fans that want to pass him off to Arsenal. We don't need a Looney in our team. Arsenal will never buy a has been fat overrated prima donna. We don't use a cheque book to buy silverware. Arsenal supporters enjoy their team's fluent brand of soccer. The silverware will come. With all MU money and stars what did the win last year ? One insignificant trophy. Shame.

  • MRS ROONEY - 2010-10-22 17:57


  • United - 2010-10-22 18:20

    He's staying cuz we need time for a bidding war next summer

  • Sal Dbn - 2010-10-22 20:51

    Rooney must now focus on what he does best - take on the opposition and score goals. The agents must get out of he way, now that the deal is done. ManU are in a re-building phase with a number of youngsters emerging. Given a year or two, MU will win a few cups.

  • Stephen - 2010-10-22 22:13

    Anybody who thinks he has signed his contract in order to get his transfer fee up for next summer is absolutely delusional. The only reason he signed is because he was offered more money. That is why his ambitions were suddenly lowered to fit the bill (hahah bill..)

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