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Jol 'United Were Lucky'

Yes, Wayne Rooney is lucky. It's strange, but the better he gets, the more people from other clubs insist the luckier he gets.

The Spurs manager lost England central defender Ledley King with a fractured a metatarsal in his left foot, an injury which looks likely to keep him out for the rest of the season and threatens his dream of playing in the World Cup.

Then he saw his defenders shoot themselves in the foot, so to speak, gifting both goals to United.

Jol: 'I think we punished ourselves. I can't remember a game in which we played so well and we're still 2-0 down. The first goal was lack of experience and then they had a break.

'It is a big disappointment because we had five chances before that. Even the central defenders had chances. We thought this would be a big day for us.

'We made some mistakes but the first 20 minutes was the best since I have been here. I really thought we could have got a point. But you cannot give away goals against top sides.

'In a perfect world we would have a gap. If we had got a point today it would have been another example of character.'





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Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 18 2006

Time: 6:54PM

Your Comments

I dislike Wayne Rooney 1) because of his attitude 2) because of his dive at OT that ended our unbeaten run. But there is no getting away from the fact that he is one of the best players in the world right now, and for me the more he plays the better he gets and that can only be good for Englands world cup chances, keep it up Wayne, but improve the attitude eh!!
Rocky7
I agree with your comments rocky, but don't you think he should have a little slack, he's still a nipper aint he?
FEn_100
Im a spurs supporter and watched the match at the weekend, although not a fan of United it was great to see these to teams play football in a style that was attacking and entertaining to watch. This is the way football is ment to be played, so i thank united for that. As for Rooney, he is one of the best footballers of recent times, and for his attitude I actually think its ok. Its nice to see some passion in some one, and a little character, which so many players do not have these days. Roo you just keep on doing what you do
huscarl
It was certainly a great match to watch, and i was impartial as to the result.
FEn_100
 

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