United striker Javier Hernandez still can"t understand Scouser Wayne Rooney

I haven't got a clue, Roo! United striker Hernandez still can't understand Scouser Wayne

Graeme Yorke


10:47 GMT, 15 January 2013



11:01 GMT, 15 January 2013

Wayne Rooney's foreign team-mates at Manchester United are struggling to understand him because of his strong Scouse accent.

Striker Javier Hernandez admits
he still has problems understanding Roo's lilt – despite playing
alongside him for three years at Old Trafford.

Stong accent: Scouser Wayne Rooney

Stong accent: Scouser Wayne Rooney

The Mexican, aged 24, says he can differentiate between forward Danny Welbeck's Mancunian accent and Rooney's Liverpool twang – but sometimes struggles to make out what the Scouser is saying.

He said: 'When I first came here, everyone that spoke English sounded exactly the same.

'But now I know the accents. Mind you, it's still difficult to understand Wazza sometimes, though!'

Team talk: United's Javier Hernandez (left)

Team talk: United's Javier Hernandez (left)

Recalling when he joined United in 2006, Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic, 31, said of Rooney: 'I thought he spoke German because his accent is different.'

Ex-England boss Fabio Capello once even suggested Rooney struggles to speak English. Wayne himself has admitted he can only just about understand Liverpool star Jamie Carragher's Scouse accent.