Manchester United are set to take a hard line with disgruntled striker Wayne Rooney, according to manager David Moyes.
Former Everton boss Moyes believes the club’s constantly pandering to a player, whose blood cell structure resembles that of a labrador, has contributed to Rooney’s petulant attitude.
He said: “Wayne is a bit like an over-fed, over-sexed spoilt puppy, with severe learning difficulties. He needs certain rules; such as not to jump up on the couch or shit on the floor.
“But, for whatever reason, United haven’t been strict enough with him. That’s why he barks at strangers and is constantly humping people.
“I’ve told the players, ‘don’t dumb down any more with Wayne’. Even though, he doesn’t look, act or speak like a normal person, they should treat him like everyone else.
“Hopefully, over time, he will fall into line.”
A spokesperson for United confirmed that they are fully behind the new manager’s plans.
“Of course, we are concerned with all the transfer rumours regarding the player’s future.
“Although, when Wayne says that he did not officially hand-in a transfer request, we believe him, simply because he cannot read or write, and does not have the mental capacity to know what a transfer request is.
“David Moyes is a wonderful manager who has experience with Wayne. In fact, David helped Wayne transition from living in the wild to pretending to act like a normal human being.
“As a club, Man Utd have to concede that we dropped the ball somewhere along the line.”