Rooney’s physique is a damning indictment of his attitude
Sunday afternoon featured an appearance of the lesser-spotted Wayne Rooney in a Manchester United shirt… and it soon became apparent why the 31-year-old has rarely featured of late. He’s out of shape.
Rooney has always found it tough to stay in peak physical condition. He has the sort of body that requires more work than most to remain at its most potent.
But it’s also fair to say that his lifestyle and attitude have not maximised his chances of maintaining a professionally optimum physique. And the appearance of an extremely heavy-set Rooney against Burnley underlined the sense that the Manchester United captain has thrown in the towel.
There was a time when Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo were considered equals. But contrast how the two players’ physiques have developed over the last decade and it isn’t hard to work out why their two careers have not followed the same trajectory.
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