Wayne Rooney has made his team-mate Luke Shaw look sillier than he already is by admitting he deserved to be sent off for his kick on Stewart Downing.
The former Southapton man/boy claimed that ‘Wazza’s’ sending off and other un-penalised incidents meant that Kevin Nolan’s disallowed goal gave United a justified outcome to the game.
It was all very strange and immature and now Rooney has put a new perspective on things by declaring: ” ‘It was probably the right decision to send me off.
‘I saw the West Ham player making a counter-attack and tried to break-up the play. I just misjudged it. I am gutted that I am going to miss the next three games.
“I expect people to say it’s my temper again but I was trying to break up the play. It was a dangerous situation and I just misjudged it.
‘But I have no complaints. I haven’t absolutely volleyed the lad. I have tried to trip him up and he got further away from me and that is why my leg is straighter than it should have been.
I have apologised to the lads. I think everyone knew (I was in the wrong). I am just grateful they were able to hold on.
It’s always tough against 11 men when you are a man down, especially when they are throwing a lot of balls into the box, so I am grateful that we held out.’
Yeah everybody knows you were in the wrong mate, apart that is, from the rather naive and silly Mr Shaw!