Rooney puts dumb Shaw remarks straight


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!


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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