Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed England management for failing to "take care" of Wayne Rooney on worldwide duty.
Rooney missed the 2-2 draw with Spain due to a minor knee complaint but has dominated the headlines since then, with the Sun newspaper printing images showing the England skipper, wearing a training top, looking the worse for wear.
The Manchester United manager is unhappy with his captain being photographed the night after the World Cup qualifying victory against Scotland.
Wayne Rooney has found an unlikely ally in Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, who came to the defence of the Manchester United striker by saying the legends of the past drank like devils.
"But, that said, I don't want to over-dramatise it, either".
"The player goes to the national team, he belongs to the national team and when, as I learnt since I was a kid, if someone lends me something I have to take even better care [of it] than if it was mine".
"On crosses his movement was good, the way he moved in the box was strong. he took everyone by surprise because no one knew him in England". I'm not sure about other teams but that's what we do here.
"I with Gareth the best of luck, but I think you have to build something to protect what is not yours, what someone lends you".
Asked if Rooney should have been at the hotel bar until the early hours, Mourinho retorted: "I would have a great answer for you - I don't want to have (one) because, again, I don't want to speak about it".
"If you go one by one to see where these 23 (England) players were", the Portuguese coach added, "some of them were in worse places than the hotel bar".
The incident seemingly angered the Football Association who announced they would be reviewing what players are allowed to do in their free time.
"I won at every club, I was champion in every club, I won cups with every club".
Hector Bellerin is definitely out after injuring his ankle in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham ahead of the worldwide break and joins Santi Cazorla, Lucas Perez, Per Mertesacker and former United striker Danny Welbeck in missing the trip to Old Trafford.
"Maybe it's my fault", the United boss said. I won in every country.
Mourinho also believes Rooney's behaviour has been singled out, even though there were England team-mates out in nightclubs in London at the same time.
"Chris Smalling, you can not ask about because you have your sources, you trust your sources, you write what your sources tell you and you did that for 15 days, so now you're not going to ask me to comment on your sources' information", he said.
Reports subsequently emerged that Smalling had broken his toe in two places and would be out for four to six weeks, which United denied. "My last Premier League title was 18 months ago not 18 years ago, I don't get that respect, to be honest".