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Rooney fined over night out

2012-01-02 20:20

Manchester - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been fined the equivalent of a week's wages by the Premier League club for a night out over the Chrismas weekend, according to press reports here on Monday.

Rooney was dropped by United ahead of their shock 3-2 home loss to Blackburn last Saturday, officially because of fitness concerns.

But several British newspapers reported that the star was punished for a below par training session on December 27 after a Boxing Day evening out with wife Coleen and team-mates Jonny Evans and Darron Gibson against team orders.

Rooney was fined approximately £200 000 with defender Evans and midfielder Gibson also fined, the reports said.

The trio were then ordered by manager Sir Alex Ferguson to come in on Wednesday - a day off - and train on their own. United play Newcastle next Wednesday.

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Comments
  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-01-02 20:36

    Pretty pathetic if all he did was go out for dinner with his missus and two team mates and their wives. It's not like he went out and smashed booze down his gullet. The upshot of his being dropped is that his team missed him and went on to lose a game they would have usually won with their eyes closed. But then I guess that's what happens when Sir Adolf Ferguson is in charge.

      Ewan - 2012-01-03 09:55

      Obviously you didn't read the part about below par training session the following day - hungover perhaps???

      Bert - 2012-01-03 11:21

      Whoa there, I've been a Liverpool Fan for 60 years (no p*ss taking :) ) and although Manure are not my flavour of the month, you can't take away there successes since the inception of the Premier League. So don't go knocking old purple nose, that privilege belongs solely to us. I reckon Rooney had a hangover and had probably imbibed more than he should have.

  • Burtfred - 2012-01-02 22:10

    What? He was fined for taking his wife out to dinner over Christmas weekend? Ferguson, you were never fined for goening that young lady in Cape Town, who the hell do you think you are? Soccer is such a stupid pastime.

      Graham - 2012-01-03 11:14

      @Berkhead. He was not fined for taking his wife out. He was fined for breaking club rules. If the whole team was told to take it easy, why did he go and break the rules? This is a very heavy week for the Premier league and SAF obviously told the team to take it easy in prep for the games ahead. The three of them caused their club to lose a critical match. A zillion people follow soccer (as you may have noticed with the recent World Cup held in our (your) country) so there must be a lot of stupid people following a stupid pasttime????? Get a life......

  • leedsunitedfc - 2012-01-03 02:09

    Burtfred you are so bias in your opinion it shows that you completely lack the understanding of the game. It his job. He gets paid 250k a week to do his job. He performs in training below par as mentioned. He didnt just "take his wife out to dinner". He was obviously hungover. If you went to work hungover and your peformed badly would you be shocked if your boss lashed you? Thick.

  • michael.e.bowery - 2012-01-03 06:44

    When you have ill disciplined children earning that sort of money, the question becomes who is bigger, the player or the game? Thats a `no contest, so maybe Sir `Adolf' Ferguson is needed. Since I am not a Man U supporter but a Gunner, In Ferguson,there's never been a more successful manager, for so long, in British soccer history. One of the reasons is discipline, the lack which, is something commenting whiners probably share with players like Rooney, who is a reforming talented soccer thug being polished into something a litle better by "Adolf'."

  • Colin - 2012-01-03 06:46

    Well done Sir Alec, dropping points to prove your power is always good for team spirit

      leedsunitedfc - 2012-01-03 15:32

      what do you call getting drunk and letting down your team mates in training then?

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