Watch: Wayne Rooney impresses fans in debut on Monday Night Football


Everton forward and former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney made his debut on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football last night, giving his views on Manchester City and Tottenham.

Viewers were generally positive in their reaction to Rooney, who gave good insight into his views on the game, and also wasted no time in laying into Jamie Carragher.

The former England captain was welcomed to the show by presenter David Jones, before joking that it was the “closest Carra’s ever got to me”.

He was then asked about Harry Kane and where his goalscoring exploits could carry him, and he had a warning for Tottenham.

Rooney believes that Kane is good enough to play wherever he wants to, but stated that while now his motivation was goals, that will soon change to trophies, and if Tottenham can’t deliver that then he may look elsewhere.

Carragher then questioned Rooney on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, and he believes they can emulate the manager’s achievements at Barcelona.

And finally, Rooney was of course asked his view on his current club and the situation they find themselves in.

Despite currently sitting 10th in the Premier League table, Rooney & co. have won just one of their last nine matches and are on their third manager of the season, with Sam Allardyce suddenly finding himself under pressure.

“It’s not nice when you’re a player and your manager gets sacked,” Rooney said. “You know you haven’t done your job properly, so we have to take a lot of responsibility and make sure that doesn’t happen to Sam.”

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