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Football: UEFA’s Ruling On Rooney Set For Monday

Posted on: December 12, 2008

MANCHESTER, England : Manchester United are set to find out on Monday whether they will be deprived of the services of Wayne Rooney for a Champions League second round tie which could pit them against either Real Madrid or Inter Milan.

Rooney was fortunate to escape a red card over an incident Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Aalborg in which he apeared to trample on the chest of midfielder Kasper Risgard.

But he could yet face disciplinary action after UEFA has reviewed the video of the match between the Champions League holders and Danish club Aalborg, a process the European football governing body has now said it expects to be completed by Monday.

Risgard was convinced the England striker should have been sent-off.

“I don’t know what happened but he was jumping on my chest,” he said. “I think he was a little bit frustrated.

“Anywhere else but here and it would have been a red card. I think referees are frightened to punish players here at Old Trafford, and especially players like Rooney.”

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, asked Friday to comment on the incident ahead of the English champions Premier League match away to Tottenham on Saturday, which Rooney will miss after receiving five bookings, instead rounded on reporters at a news conference.

Rooney’s discipline, or the lack of it, has long been a talking point but Ferguson said too many members of the media had seized on the latest incident to rake over the 23-year-old’s past.

“I am not going to discuss Wayne Rooney,” he said. “You press guys have created most of it. You are not getting anything from this club at all on Wayne Rooney. That is it, finished.”

– AFP/vm

Channel News Asia

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Football: UEFA’s Ruling On Rooney Set For Monday

Posted on: December 12, 2008

MANCHESTER, England : Manchester United are set to find out on Monday whether they will be deprived of the services of Wayne Rooney for a Champions League second round tie which could pit them against either Real Madrid or Inter Milan.

Rooney was fortunate to escape a red card over an incident Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Aalborg in which he apeared to trample on the chest of midfielder Kasper Risgard.

But he could yet face disciplinary action after UEFA has reviewed the video of the match between the Champions League holders and Danish club Aalborg, a process the European football governing body has now said it expects to be completed by Monday.

Risgard was convinced the England striker should have been sent-off.

“I don’t know what happened but he was jumping on my chest,” he said. “I think he was a little bit frustrated.

“Anywhere else but here and it would have been a red card. I think referees are frightened to punish players here at Old Trafford, and especially players like Rooney.”

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, asked Friday to comment on the incident ahead of the English champions Premier League match away to Tottenham on Saturday, which Rooney will miss after receiving five bookings, instead rounded on reporters at a news conference.

Rooney’s discipline, or the lack of it, has long been a talking point but Ferguson said too many members of the media had seized on the latest incident to rake over the 23-year-old’s past.

“I am not going to discuss Wayne Rooney,” he said. “You press guys have created most of it. You are not getting anything from this club at all on Wayne Rooney. That is it, finished.”

– AFP/vm

Channel News Asia

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Football: UEFA’s Ruling On Rooney Set For Monday

Posted on: December 12, 2008

MANCHESTER, England : Manchester United are set to find out on Monday whether they will be deprived of the services of Wayne Rooney for a Champions League second round tie which could pit them against either Real Madrid or Inter Milan.

Rooney was fortunate to escape a red card over an incident Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Aalborg in which he apeared to trample on the chest of midfielder Kasper Risgard.

But he could yet face disciplinary action after UEFA has reviewed the video of the match between the Champions League holders and Danish club Aalborg, a process the European football governing body has now said it expects to be completed by Monday.

Risgard was convinced the England striker should have been sent-off.

“I don’t know what happened but he was jumping on my chest,” he said. “I think he was a little bit frustrated.

“Anywhere else but here and it would have been a red card. I think referees are frightened to punish players here at Old Trafford, and especially players like Rooney.”

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, asked Friday to comment on the incident ahead of the English champions Premier League match away to Tottenham on Saturday, which Rooney will miss after receiving five bookings, instead rounded on reporters at a news conference.

Rooney’s discipline, or the lack of it, has long been a talking point but Ferguson said too many members of the media had seized on the latest incident to rake over the 23-year-old’s past.

“I am not going to discuss Wayne Rooney,” he said. “You press guys have created most of it. You are not getting anything from this club at all on Wayne Rooney. That is it, finished.”

– AFP/vm

Channel News Asia

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