Rooney: Man Utd Players aren't showing Performances for Ten Hag

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United's players aren't showing that they want to play for Erik ten Hag, claiming that some of the squad are "just trying to get to the end of the season".

United suffered 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal on Super Sunday, which leaves them in eighth place, on course for their lowest-ever Premier League finish - and they also run the risk of missing out on European football altogether next season.

In order for United to qualify for Europe next season, they must finish in the top seven - and they lie three points behind Chelsea in that position with just two rounds of fixtures left - or beat Man City in this month's FA Cup final at Wembley

After the game, Ten Hag was content with the "attitude" and the competitiveness his side showed against the title-chasing Gunners - and believes that the United supporters are behind him.

But under Ten Hag this season, United have now lost 19 games in all competition, their most since 1978-79, while Sunday's loss to the Gunners was their ninth loss at Old Trafford this term, their joint-most at home in a season.

Asked what that result means for the future of Ten Hag, Rooney told Sky Sports: "When you're losing games in the way they're losing games, there's going to be big questions asked.

"I think the players have to look at themselves, when you've got a manager talking about attitudes and players not being right to play for Manchester United, that's a massive insult. If I see my manager saying that, there's no way I would let that ride and ride until the end of the season.

"I think some players are just trying to get to the end of the season, that's my opinion on it. So I feel for him, but that's his job to make sure the players are right."

Asked if he feels the players are performing for Ten Hag, Rooney replied: "If they are, I don't think they're showing it very well. The performances, and there are some good players in that squad, are way below par.

"I would personally hope they do give him [Ten Hag] time, there are a lot of problems with recruitment, it hasn't been good for a few years.

"I hope he gets time to do it right. But we saw it in 2016 when Louis van Gaal lost his job [after winning the FA Cup], so you never know.