Wayne Rooney has discussed the current race for the Premier League title, saying that he ‘couldn’t bare’ to see one of the current contenders being crowned champions.
As an Evertonian born Scouser, Rooney would go on to become a Manchester United legend, eclipsing Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing goalscoring record with 253 strikes for the club, as well as winning five Premier League winners medals of his own.
He returned to Everton in 2016 for one last Premier League hurrah before moving to MLS side DC United last year, although he now has to watch from afar as his former club’s inner-city rivals, Liverpool and Man City, go head-to-head for the league crown.
However, with Everton and United fans both despising Liverpool, Rooney described a potential title win for Jurgen Klopp’s side as ‘a nightmare’.
“It’s a great reason to be out [of] the country when those two are going head to head for the title,” he told talkSPORT.
“I hope Man City get over the line before Liverpool.
“I couldn’t bear to see them win it, it would be a nightmare for any Evertonian.
“I remember in 2005 they won the Champions League and they’re still talking about it now so it would be another 10 or 15 years of that!”
While Rooney’s was pretty clear about who he wanted to win the title, the same couldn’t be said for his former teammate Gary Neville, who hilariously had this to say when Liverpool and Man City last challenged each other for the title back in 2014…