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Finally An England Coach Who Can Handle Rooney

Whisper it quietly but it looks like that England have finally landed a man who can get the best out of Wayne Rooney who's now starting to reproduce his United form for England as well.

Slovakia were no great opponents of course and Martin Skrtel especially looked out of his depth without the protection of Liverpool's stifling misfield - he was shown up to be an ordinary player by Rooney. The same Rooney who, under Eriksson and McClaren struggled even against opponents of similar quality.

He was very good against Belarus and Croatia earlier which gives me hope that he might become consistently excellent in the England shirt as well. And why is it important to me who frequently expressed his dislike of the international game? Well, it's certainly important for Rooney to play well for England - and he gets frustrated when things don't go well.

However, when he does well for England he is visibly more confident the next time he pulls on the red shirt of United. With a season entering its crucial stage a fit and confident, in-form Rooney would certainly be a prize asset. Here's hoping for another brace against Ukraine.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 30 2009

Time: 6:17PM

Your Comments

I take it Vidic is a poor player? If Skrtel was shown as an ordinary player by Rooney then Vidic was shown as a Conference-standard player by Torres.
Aamir
I take it Vidic is a poor player? If Skrtel was shown as an ordinary player by Rooney then Vidic was shown as a Conference-standard player by Torres.
Aamir
it follows doesn't aamir. I've never rated either of them though to be honest. Titus bramble all the way!
pompeycarpet
it follows doesn't aamir. I've never rated either of them though to be honest. Titus bramble all the way!
pompeycarpet
So Capello can handle him but Fergie cant? Wow thats pointless :P
Mex_yiddo
So Capello can handle him but Fergie cant? Wow thats pointless :P
Mex_yiddo
Fergie handles rooney just fine. Every england manager that has been in charge of this so called 'golden generation' has been unable to manage rooney and the midfield partnership of gerrard and lampard. Capello seems to be doing the job though.
skylab
Fergie handles rooney just fine. Every england manager that has been in charge of this so called 'golden generation' has been unable to manage rooney and the midfield partnership of gerrard and lampard. Capello seems to be doing the job though.
skylab
What Coleen...lol SWF where you been hun?Hiding no doubt...after your teams last few good hidings...lol
kazza
What Coleen...lol SWF where you been hun?Hiding no doubt...after your teams last few good hidings...lol
kazza
It was a good article mate and expresses my exact views....and to honestly see a working gerrard-lampard in midfield is just amazing... Fabio has impressed me a lot now for all the other ppl that commeneted why do you have to be so analytical....you know what he means so you either agree with the general point which is capello improved england or you don't agree.....spare us the details or don't go off attacking our players....
ibrahiy
It was a good article mate and expresses my exact views....and to honestly see a working gerrard-lampard in midfield is just amazing... Fabio has impressed me a lot now for all the other ppl that commeneted why do you have to be so analytical....you know what he means so you either agree with the general point which is capello improved england or you don't agree.....spare us the details or don't go off attacking our players....
ibrahiy
Agree with everything Zae. Finally, Rooney looks like being the player he always threatened to be
Man utd champions
Agree with everything Zae. Finally, Rooney looks like being the player he always threatened to be
Man utd champions
 

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