Wayne Rooney Takes His Frustration Out on his Football Boots
A dire performance by England in Israel over the weekend saw the team extend their goal drought to 4 competitive games as they struggled to convert their superior possession (72%) into goal-scoring opportunities over clearly inferior opposition. Dreadful performances by several key players throughout the team (Neville, Lampard, Ferdinand, Johnson) summed up the game, but it was Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney that had to bear the brunt of criticism after the match from England coach Steve McClaren.
McClaren Mouthes Off and Rooney Roars Back
Reports say a furious McClaren blasted Rooney for under-performing for England, and claimed he had not delivered the goals since Euro 2004. Rooney is said to have taken the bait and responded with equal venom, venting his anger on his Nike Total 90 Supremacy football boots – indignantly hurling them against the wall in disgust.
Rooney’s response that he is not the only player responsible for scoring goals was a valid point, but the stats speak for themselves: Rooney hasn’t scored in a competitive soccer match for England since the 2004 European Championship. Rooney had a particularly bad game against Israel, displaying signs of his petulance, frustration and immaturity that are seldom witnessed when he wears a Manchester United shirt and failing to produce any sort of striking partnership with equally awful Andy Johnson.
Wayne Rooney Football Boot Damage
There is no word yet on the damage inflicted by Rooney on his football boots but they may be in for a rest anyway, if McClaren dares to drop the pug-faced striker for Wednesday’s crucial tie against Andorra. But is it fair to drop just Rooney, or should McClaren wield the axe a little wider and into the heart of the under-performing England team?
Wayne Rooney Football Boots
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