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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.



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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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