Forren - Rooney looks 'chubby'

Norway defender Vegard Forren has criticised England captain Wayne Rooney over his appearance - saying the Manchester United skipper “looks a bit chubby”.

Last Updated: 02/09/14 at 21:11 Post Comment

Vegard Forren warms up during a training session at Wembley on Tuesday

Vegard Forren warms up during a training session at Wembley on Tuesday

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

England clash with Norway on Wednesday night in a friendly that is expected to produce a record-low attendance at Wembley following the national team’s dismal World Cup.

But Forren, who played for Southampton last season, stoked the flames over the new England skipper’s weight – an issue that has dogged him previously in his career – and suggested there will be minimal friendliness from their part.

"We know we're a good team so there's no reason for us to walk around thinking we can't stop them," Forren said.

"They're obviously good players, and many of them are on good form already after three games in the Premier League but we're looking forward to it.

"It’s almost a bit scary looking at their forwards but it's in games like this and experiences like this you want to be able to contribute so I'm looking forward to it.

"Rooney looks a bit chubby."

England boss Roy Hodgson has included three uncapped newcomers in a squad he will cast one final eye over before their first Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland on Monday.

Calum Chambers, Jack Colback and Danny Rose have made the cut following the retirements of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, but they are not expected to start against the Norwegians.

Norway are 53rd in the FIFA world rankings, 33 spots below England in 20th, and last reached the European Championship finals in 2000.

This time around they have another difficult task to qualify from their group, which includes Italy and Croatia.

Does he wanna pinch his cheeks then?
- greatd

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

B

alotelli would've scored if the goals height was 3 times higher too...

footyfan52
Rodgers defends Balotelli

A

s if storey would ever get invited on a stag do

dooby
Does Wenger Know He's To Blame?

I

disagree. We sit here in our ivory towers looking down our noses at people we perceive tio be thick, but if Harry Redknapp and Tim Sherwood can do it, frankly, anyone can.........

HarryBoulton
Roy: Rooney can become manager

Footer 365

Daley Blind's late strike rescues a point for Manchester United at West Brom

Daley Blind struck a late leveller as Manchester United's stuttering form continued with a 2-2 draw at West Brom.

Podolski mocks Spurs link

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski says "hell would freeze over" before he would consider a shock move to north London rivals Tottenham.

Lee Clark sacked as Birmingham City manager

Birmingham have sacked manager Lee Clark and assistant boss Steve Watson.

Mail Box

Reimbursing Fans? How Patronising...

It's something of a return to form for the mailbox with mails on Southampton (Liverpool fans are cynical), the gorgeous Graziano Pelle, Arsenal, Spurs and more...

Let's Face It, Liverpool Were Utter Dross

It's a reactive Monday morning Mailbox. Liverpool fans are getting pretty sodding worried, whilst we have the latest on the Southampton CRISIS. Plus, well done Michael Oliver...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property