Manchester United news: England fans wrong to boo Wayne Rooney, says Old Trafford legend Bryan Robson

The 30-year-old is facing an uncertain future for club and country after another dip in form

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Manchester United legend Bryan Robson says Wayne Rooney “deserves better” than the treatment he receives from England supporters after being booed during the 2-0 win against Malta.

The 30-year-old was subsequently demoted to the bench by interim manager Gareth Southgate for the trip to Slovenia, which ended in stalemate, and the debate over his future at both club and international level has continued to rage since.

United face Liverpool on Monday night and Robson, who scored 74 goals in 345 appearances for the 20-time English champions, has backed Rooney to prove his doubters wrong at Anfield.

The 59-year-old, speaking to The Sun newspaper, said: “At least United fans will show him the love and respect he deserves. Wayne’s always given everything for England - just as he has always done for United - and that should always be appreciated.

“He doesn’t deserve to be booed like he was against Malta and one thing I do know is that the United supporters will stick by him. Wayne will know that the next time he pulls on a United shirt the fans will be right behind him - as they should be.

“Some England fans seem to forget what he has done for his country for years now. They forget that he is our record scorer, that he is the most-capped outfield player.

“Wayne has done great things for England, no matter that as a country we have not achieved what we would want to. Yet whenever he goes through a bad patch some England fans just jump on that bad patch. 

“They don’t stand by him. It’s not right or fair. He deserves better than what he is getting.”