By Alex Taylor

Aston Villa legend Stan Collymore has slated Wayne Rooney after Manchester United’s 3-1 loss to Watford on Sunday.

The broadcaster and pundit has called for the forward to be dropped from Jose Mourinho’s side after 12 years as a regular first-teamer at United.

Rooney, 30, popped up in an array of different positions throughout the first half of the fixture, before occupying a deeper central role in the latter stages of the game.

New manager Mourinho originally claimed the England captain would not be used in a midfield role upon his arrival at Old Trafford.

“Could have swore that Mourinho said Rooney was a nine or 10,” Collymore tweeted. “Apparently now he’s a central defensive midfielder. Or as I’d put it, a substitute.”

Rooney has scored just one goal in six matches this season but has picked up three assists for his club this term.

His overall record is better though, bagging 262 goals in 598 first-team career games.

Rooney has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and the Club World Cup during his time as a player.

In other Aston Villa news, Tim Sherwood believes he would have had more time at Aston Villa, had he signed players of his choice during the 2015 summer transfer window.