Mourinho makes confession about Rooney

While the world may be thinking otherwise, Jose Mourinho has opened up on his former captain at Manchester United, Wayne Rooney.

Mourinho has made a confession that he surprisingly got emotional after Rooney’s departure for Everton, and he already misses his former captain.

 The 31-year old forward made his return to Everton earlier this month, ending a trophy-laden 13-season stay at Old Trafford.

United and England’s all-time leading goalscorer, Rooney made just 15 Premier League starts in 2016-17.

 But Mourinho is already missing the forward and said he would be tough to replace.

 “I miss him a lot, I miss the guy a lot, I think he’s a fantastic guy,” the Portuguese tactician said, via The Telegraph.

 “I’m not the kind of guy that gets normally emotional in my job and I did it with him when he left, but I am sure that he’s going to be very good for Everton, and Everton is going to be very good for him.

“Wayne was a very positive influence. We cannot say we are going to improve the group because Wayne left. No way, or the other way around.

“He was such an important guy and a good guy for us. I just think it is a new period without that face, without that leader, without that good influence on us.”

Indeed, Rooney is already proving his stuff with Everton; scoring two goals in as many preseason friendly games.

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