New Delhi: With Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney’s performance being scrutinised, it is being reported that the England striker has been asked to prove his worth for a new contract in the Jose Mourinho-headed team.

Wayne Rooney’s contract phases out on 2019, but it is being said that the striker’s contract will not be renewed for the next 18 months. His more than the average footballer paunch is being put under criticism.

Rooney has been told by the club to prove that he is worth the £300,000-a-week the club had initially set him out to be. And with the shadow of the historic deal Manchester United signed for Paul Pogba and the transfer of PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rooney is facing the heat of his lackadaisical performance on the pitch.

Earlier, Wayne Rooney had been labelled as “overweight and slow” by former Manchester United player Paul Parker.