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Man United fans will show Wayne Rooney love and respect - Robson

Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has told The Sun that Wayne Rooney will receive "the love and respect he deserves" on his next appearance for the club.

Rooney was booed by England supporters at Wembley on Saturday after being named in interim boss Gareth Southgate's starting XI for the 2-0 World Cup qualification victory over Malta.

Ahead of United's trip to Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday, Robson said: "At least United fans will show him the love and respect he deserves.

"Wayne's always given everything for England -- just as he has always done for United -- and that should always be appreciated.

"He doesn't deserve to be booed like he was against Malta and one thing I do know is that the United supporters will stick by him. Wayne will know that the next time he pulls on a United shirt the fans will be right behind him, as they should be."

England fans who travelled to Slovenia for Tuesday's 0-0 draw expressed their support for Rooney and Robson said the majority of supporters are "fantastic," but the former midfielder emphasised his feeling that it is wrong to criticise the 30-year-old, who became the nation's leading goal scorer last year and has won 118 caps.

Robson, who made 90 appearances for England, said: "Some England fans seem to forget what he has done for his country for years now. They forget that he is our record scorer, that he is the most-capped outfield player.

"Wayne has done great things for England, no matter that as a country we have not achieved what we would want to, yet whenever he goes through a bad patch some England fans just jump on that bad patch. They don't stand by him. It's not right or fair. He deserves better than what he is getting."

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