Rooney was on the bench for the 4-1 away win at Swansea City, but entered the fray in the 62nd minute as a replacement for Ryan Giggs. The unsettled England striker then made two goals but appeared to not celebrate with his team mates for both.
Schmeichel has put that down to tiredness, as Rooney regains full fitness from injury. The Dane said, "When Rooney came on yesterday he was a revelation. I am not having all this Rooney is going and he is not playing because he is leaving and does not want to be there. He has not played a lot. He is not fit enough to play a whole game and that is probably why he didn't start. When he came on he made two goals: one for Van Persie and one for Welbeck. He came on and he ran and ran and if you have not played a lot and make those kinds of runs, you are shattered. I think more than anything he was just tired."
Returning Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho previously stated that Rooney is his only target for the season, and United have turned down bids of £25m and £30m from the Stamford Bridge outfit. The 49-year old Dane, who played for United from 1991-99 said, "Manchester United produce the best players in the world, or have been producing some of the best players in the world, and they are trying to buy the best players in the world. They don't sell the best players in the world." Schmeichel continued, "I don't see why Wayne Rooney should leave Manchester United and possibly go and strengthen a team like Chelsea or Arsenal, who have also been mentioned. Why would you do that? Why would you give away your player? No money can replace Wayne Rooney. There is no player out there that can play the way that he plays. We have been searching for a midfield player for a bit and it is not an easy thing. That is because it is so difficult to come in and improve what is actually already there."
United won their first Premier League game of the 2013-14 season with a brace each from Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck. Wilfred Bony scored Swansea's only goal.