Manchester United “legend” Wayne Rooney deserved the freedom to make the decision over his own future, according to Jose Mourinho.
Rooney left United in July, rejoining Everton having spent 13 years at Old Trafford and, over that time, becoming the club’s all-time record goalscorer.
And though Mourinho has previously claimed he would have preferred Rooney stay at United, the former Chelsea manager has acknowledged it was an easy decision to let the 31-year-old – who is likely to start for the Toffees at Old Trafford on Sunday – return to Goodison Park.
“I think it is easy. When the legend decides. I think so [it is the legend’s choice],” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“That way it is easy because you don’t have to think a lot.