Wayne Rooney Slams Kylian Mbappe for 'disrespecting' Lionel Messi

Wayne Rooney Slams Kylian Mbappe for 'disrespecting' Lionel Messi

  • Man United legend Wayne Rooney has delivered a stinging criticism of PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe
  • Mbappe hit the headlines for the wrong reasons earlier in the week after he appeared to clash with Neymar and Lionel Messi
  • The two incidents happened during PSG's clash with Montpellier last Saturday, where the French giants won 5-2

Wayne Rooney has hit out at Kylian Mbappe amid alleged supremacy battles which have rocked the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room.

Mbappe has been the subject of discussion within the football circles in recent days after he appeared to clash with Neymar during PSG's Ligue 1 clash with Montpellier last Saturday.

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, PSG, Wayne Rooney, Ligue 1.
Kylian Mbappe talks to Lionel Messi at the end of the French L1 football match between Stade de Reims and Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Franck Fife.
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According to Marca, the French superstar argued with Neymar over who would take a penalty.

The incident happened after Mbappe had missed a spot-kick earlier on and appeared to insist on taking the second one ahead of Neymar.

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However, that was not the only ugly moment during the match, as Mbappe was also spotted pushing Messi after the Argentine failed to pass him the ball.

The two incidents came at a time there has been growing speculation that Mbappe is not on the same page as the rest of his teammates.

Wayne Rooney slams Kylian Mbappe

Rooney has now delved into the tension brewing up in the PSG dressing room, with the Man United legend taking issue with Mbappe's attitude.

Speaking to Depar Sports, the England all-time record scorer delivered a stinging attack on the France international.

"A 22-23-year-old player throwing a shoulder at Messi... I have never seen a bigger ego than this in my life," Rooney was quoted saying by Marca.

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"Someone remind Mbappe that at 22 years old, Messi had four Ballon d'Ors," he added.

PSG interested in Bernardo Silva

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly joined the race to sign Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva.

Silva, who is contracted at the Etihad Stadium until 2025, is said to be keen on a move away after five successful years with City.

Barcelona were initially touted as firm favourites to secure his services, but the club's financial issues have proved to be a stumbling block.

Source: Sports Brief News