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The question said a lot about why Rooney is so valued by the executives who run Manchester United.
Not many other players at Euro 2016 were getting that kind of attention.
But neither were many of them being asked the sort of question a Russian journalist asked Rooney: “Wayne, there is a popular opinion in the Russian team that Wayne Rooney is not the same as he was a few years ago.
The only opinions he cared about were those of his team-mates and his manager.
The day before England played their opening match of Euro 2016, Wayne Rooney appeared alongside Roy Hodgson at the pre-match press conference in the Stade Velodrome.
A Chinese journalist told Rooney that millions of people across China would be getting out of bed at 3am to watch him lead England’s lions.
His Chelsea team did lose three matches in a row in the summer of 2006, but the first two of those defeats came at the end of the 2005-06 season, after they had already won the title, and the third came 10 weeks later, in the Charity Shield.
The only other time a Mourinho team has lost three matches in a row in the same season was in the spring of 2002, a few weeks after he took over at Porto.
So the current run is really quite a big crisis for him in career-statistical terms.