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Moyes 'unwise' on Rooney

Graeme Souness says Manchester United have backed themselves into a corner with their handling of Wayne Rooney.

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Wayne Rooney: Treatment on hamstring injury

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Sources close to the striker - the subject of a failed Chelsea bid earlier this summer - this month revealed he had been left "angry and confused" by United's treatment of him since the end of last season.

United are adamant Rooney will bot be sold, but Moyes spoke this month of how Rooney would be needed this "if for any reason we had an injury to Robin van Persie."

And Souness, a panellist on the Sky Sports Football Season Preview show, said he can understand why Rooney was left angered by his manager's comments.

He said: "Whether it was intentional or unwise words by David Moyes, if I'm Wayne Rooney I'm thinking 'hang on, I'm the star of the show'.

"He sees himself as now second fiddle to van Persie. He will be a very unhappy young man at that - his ego's been dented.

"Manchester United have put themselves in very difficult situation, but I don't think they can sell him to an English team."

Rooney, who has been undergoing treatment for a hamstring injury, is expected to return for the August 6 friendly against AIK in Sweden.

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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