Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Rooney DID NOT Criticise His Team-Mates

Rooney DID NOT Criticise His Team-Mates

Fleet Street had a field day with Wayne Rooney's comments made immediately after our 3-2 win in Milan, when our finest player aired his belief that in the first half 'some people were not doing their job right'. Considering how badly some of the United players performed - take a bow Mr. Nani and all the back four - it could be easily interpreted as a dig at his team-mates.

However, his comments can only be regarded as a criticism of his colleagues if they are taken out of context. Below you can read the transcript of the relevant part of his interview.

Shreeves: Were you getting frustrated in the first half because you seemed to only have scraps to feed on?

Rooney: No, probably more with.....erm....a lot of things really. I don't really want to say, but...some people were not doing their job right.

Shreeves: Did you let your feelings be known?

Rooney: Yeah, of course. It's...erm...everyone gets frustrated now and again but ...you know, erm...I got the booking and then learned from it and went on and managed to help us win the game, which I'm delighted with.


He's talking about getting frustrated and letting his feelings known AND getting a yellow card for it! Which means he was frustrated with the referee and it is him and his two linesmen who were not doing their job right, according to Rooney, who surely felt that he did not get enough protection.

It is in no way a criticism of his team-mates, indeed, he responds with a 'no' when prompted that he might have been frustrated because of the inadequate service he was receiving. So please let's put an end to it. He just stopped short of saying 'the referees weren't doing their job properly', simply because he must have known he would have been in hot water with the UEFA if he said that.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday February 17 2010
Time: 7:36PM

Comments

0
We all know he WAS critisising Nani - and its a fair point - Nani was poor last night - and Valencia DID make the difference - shame for Nani though, cos he has been pretty damn good last few games.....
niteworlok
17/02/2010 22:26:00
0
When I read the quotes, I immediately thought Nani, but when you watch the footage it clearly is the referee he is talking about.
tuscan3000
18/02/2010 14:01:00
0
He did criticise Nani on the pitch and probably in the dressing room as well, but in front of the TV cameras he was talking about the referees, the context makes that crystal clear.
Zae
18/02/2010 15:10:00
0
Nani was really poor and deserved to be criticised openly even though he wasnt I hope he's not going back to his old ways.
khoder
20/02/2010 09:51:00
0
Sorry lads - disagree with ya - it seemed to me and my wife he was having a pop at Nani
niteworlok
21/02/2010 10:21:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Shaw Almost Ready for First-Team Return

It seems quite a while since we`ve seen Luke Shaw in the first team.

United on the TV for FA Cup 4th Round

With the 3rd round replays having been decided, those who provide live coverage of the FA Cup have decreed which ties they will show live.

United in Another Monaco Link

According to a leading tabloid publication, Manchester United have ambitions of procuring the services of a highly rated, but expensive, midfielder.

Manchester United Injury List Easing Off

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Manchester United and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Stoke v Manchester United?
Suggested By: Red Boy
Home Win!0%
Away Win!100%
Draw!0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 21 17 1 3 52 30
2 Spurs 21 13 6 2 45 29
3 Liverpool 21 13 6 2 45 25
4 Arsenal 21 13 5 3 44 26
5 Man City 21 13 3 5 42 15
6 Man Utd 21 11 7 3 40 12
7 Everton 21 9 6 6 33 9
8 WBA 21 8 5 8 29 0
9 Stoke 21 7 6 8 27 -6
10 Burnley 21 8 2 11 26 -8
11 AFC Bournemouth 21 7 4 10 25 -7
12 West Ham 21 7 4 10 25 -9
13 Southampton 21 6 6 9 24 -7
14 Watford 21 6 5 10 23 -13
15 Leicester City 21 5 6 10 21 -10
16 Middlesbrough 21 4 8 9 20 -5
17 Crystal Palace 21 4 4 13 16 -10
18 Hull City 21 4 4 13 16 -25
19 Sunderland 21 4 3 14 15 -20
20 Swansea 21 4 3 14 15 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 26 2017 7:45PM : Hull City (a)
Capital One Cup
Jan 29 2017 4:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 8:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 4:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Yanmispices1
2.softkingvictor1
3.DrAlimo1
The Vital Football Members League