Wayne Rooney: Everton star snubs Sam Allardyce handshake and calls substitution 'bull****'

  • Wayne Rooney: Everton star snubs Sam Allardyce handshake and calls substitution 'bull****'

Wayne Rooney: Everton star snubs Sam Allardyce handshake and calls substitution 'bull****'

The Toffees boss has been speaking about the decorated midfielder's future at the club and said he wants to keep him at Goodison Park.

Allardyce said he analyzes every Everton player's statistics and vowed to drop anyone who is not matching up to the standard he demands.

It was the second consecutive game that Allardyce has taken Rooney off around 55-minute mark.

Rooney started the season as a striker for Everton, but he has been used in central midfield more recently. Everton remain without a Merseyside derby win since 2010 after playing out a tame goalless draw with Liverpool.

Everton had two fine chances late on to grab a first Merseyside derby win in eight years, and while Allardyce said his side were unlucky, he was pleased with the way they restrained an in-form and attacking Liverpool side.

"That's the way the game goes, nobody is too big to be brought off".

Rooney was taken off after just 57 minutes, replaced by Idrissa Gana Gueye, and appeared to react angrily to the change.

We didn't make just one, we made three and finished the game stronger than Liverpool. "No matter who is on the field, if you feel you need to change it, you change it".

"When the substitutes make the impact that they made, I was feeling that was the right thing to do today and, as a coaching staff, we've all come off the pitch and agreed that was a turning point for us - the substitutions".

"The situation is it's his first season, it's been hard for everybody".

"As talented as Wayne is and as good as he is on the ball, we needed to get about the pitch a bit more, and he'd done his job", he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.