Manchester United - 'Rooney Could Ruin World Cup Hopes'
UK time is: 21:19:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

'Rooney Could Ruin World Cup Hopes'

Let's be honest here, referee Jeff Winter is from the same school at Graham Poll and both love to make the headlines.

So is it any surprise when Winter spouts off his mouth saying Wayne Rooney's red mist could ruin England's chances of winning the World Cup?

The Manchester United striker could well be the key to a bid for glory in Germany this summer. But Winter fears Rooney's indiscipline will undermine England's chances and cited Saturday's Manchester derby as an example.

Winter: 'Here is a young man who could win the World Cup for us but I can tell you now that he will not last 90 minutes because the referees (in Germany) will be under instructions to clamp down on indiscipline for the image of the game.

'At half-time (in the Manchester derby) we see Wayne Rooney run half the length of the pitch to scream and gesticulate at the referee because he thought he should have had a penalty and then turn away and use foul and abusive language.

'Earlier this season he was sent off for United in the Champions League and then had the set-to while playing for England in Ireland (he was booked in England's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast) so he clearly hasn't learnt has he?

'And I just fear our World Cup hopes will go up in smoke because of - not only Wayne Rooney in fairness - but also because of other (England) players who will not accept referee's decisions.

'Also, with foreign referees, he (Rooney) may find that the yellow card he got on Saturday turns into a red card in a World Cup match. Players have to show more respect for the referee's decisions.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 17 2006

Time: 2:33PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Meanwhile 47 Years Ago Today! (Friday May 29 2015)

Learning the Lingo! (Thursday May 28 2015)

More Interest in Di Maria! (Thursday May 28 2015)

Valencia Would Like How Much! (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 92
2. luqson 1

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 38 26 9 3 41 87
2. Man City 38 24 7 7 45 79
3. Arsenal 38 22 9 7 35 75
4. Man Utd 38 20 10 8 25 70
5. Spurs 38 19 7 12 5 64
6. Liverpool 38 18 8 12 4 62
7. Southampton 38 18 6 14 21 60

Breaking League News

Consequences of schism
Chelsea : 29/05/2015 20:44:01
Diego Costa in Another Injury Scare!
Chelsea : 29/05/2015 18:57:01
Atsu Joins Bournemouth
Chelsea : 29/05/2015 18:49:01
Hendon Pens Two-Year Orient Deal
West Ham : 29/05/2015 18:40:01
United Swooping for French Teenager
Man Utd : 29/05/2015 18:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Hull City?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Valdes 61%
Valencia 4%
Smalling 1%
Jones 0%
Rojo 1%
Blind 1%
Mata 0%
Herera 11%
Young 3%
Rooney 3%
Di Maria 3%
Fellaini 8%
Januzaj 1%
Wilson 3%