FA approaches Wayne Rooney over comments relating to Chelsea vs Manchester United fixture
The comments were made in regards to a game against Chelsea 16 years ago.
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The English Football Association will contact Wayne Rooney over comments made in a recent interview about a crunch Manchester United game, it is understood.
When playing Chelsea in a title-deciding game in 2006, Rooney said that he had changed his studs to metal, making them as long as legally possible, because he “wanted to try and hurt someone”.
The game referred to in the interview culminated in a 3-0 loss for United, with Chelsea romping to a second successive league title.
He continued: “Until my last game for Derby, I always wore the old plastic studs with the metal tip.
“I knew they (Chelsea) were going to win that game. You could feel they were a better team at the time so I changed my studs.
“The studs were legal but thinking if there’s a challenge there I knew I’d want to go in for it properly, basically. I did actually.
“John Terry left the stadium on crutches. I left a hole in his foot and then I signed my shirt to him after the game, and a few weeks later I sent it to him and asked for my stud back.”
Terry has responded on Twitter saying: “@WayneRooney, is this when you left your stud in my foot?”
Rooney enjoyed a stunning career at United, winning Premier League titles, FA Cups, League Cups and a solitary Champions League in 2008.
He also tasted success internationally, becoming England’s highest all-time leading goalscorer.
The 36-year-old is currently managed of cash-strapped Derby County, where against all-odds he is mounting a challenge to beat the drop.