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United - Are the Expectation Levels Over-Bearing?

United - Are the Expectation Levels Over-Bearing?

Could a call from home provide the spark to ignite Wayne Rooney?

Rooney has experienced a far from memorable World Cup so far, his chances have been few and far between in front of goal and his frustration has already seen him drop too deep and also decide to harangue the England support with a vociferous outburst captured by a television camera.

But could that be about to change!

Both the leading tabloids, this morning, carry little snippets that suggest Sir Alex Ferguson has been in touch with Wayne and offering advice in an attempt to see England get the best out of their striker.

Sir Alex is quoted in the tabloids as having remarked about the Rooney (and England) situation,

"Sometimes the expectation can be debilitating."

"I had that feeling. I spoke to Wayne Rooney and just said, 'relax and enjoy it.` I just sensed there was a tension in and around the camp from what I was hearing."

"I didn`t watch the Algeria game, I was out with friends, but I just get a feeling that the expectation is affecting the team."


Part of me wants to scream what`s so different to playing domestic football, a scenario that regularly sees Wayne play with a smile on his face rather than the grimace we`ve become accustomed to over in South Africa.

But then another part of me recognizes the fact that this tournament is special, you only have to look around in the streets outside to see loads of St George flags fluttering in the breeze as those not normally keen on football pin their hopes on the team delivering.

Let`s hope these kind words from Sir Alex have hit the nail on the head and that Wayne is fired up, in the right way, to deliver a performance we`ll all remember as the one that got us through something akin to a sticky patch!

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Tuesday June 22 2010
Time: 5:00PM

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Good to see Fergie showing compassion towards his team outside the season. Hopefully now we will se the real Rooney.
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