Following his impressive performance in the 4-0 Europa League win over Feyenoord and having become Manchester United's all-time leading goal scorer in Europe, Wayne Rooney has slammed the British media.%u200B%u200B
Since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and the fall from grace of the European giants, Rooney has become the scapegoat for the lack of silverware, as captain of his club and country.
However, the 31-year-old record breaker has kept to himself, until the media intruded into his personal life – with alleged reports of The Three Lions skipper getting drunk after a World Cup qualifying win over Scotland earlier this month.
"All that's created by people like yourself asking questions now (the criticism he has received)," he told BT Sport after scoring his 39th goal in Europe on Thursday evening.
"I think people in the media (are) making a big deal over nothing. I actually didn't even step foot into the wedding and I think it's a shame that I'm having to talk about it now after such a great victory.
"It's a great feeling to score goals and to score goals for this club. So I'm pleased. I'm sure there's plenty more to come and I'm happy with the win as well as the goal."
Rooney is now just one goal behind United's all-time record scorer Sir Bobby Chartlon with 248 goals since arriving from Everton in the 2004–05 season for £25.6 million.