Man Utd put Rooney on snooze watch

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is having his sleep patterns monitored.
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is having his sleep patterns monitored.

The Daily Star says United chiefs fear the demands of his young kids, Kai, four, and 11-month old Klay mean he may not be getting enough sleep.

The club, whose ground Old Trafford is dubbed the Theatre of Dreams, have now put him in a specially designed sleep centre.

United have built a state-of-the art sleep facility at the Aon Training Complex which has eight “quiet rooms” where players can snooze after training, and includes a cinema and a lounge.

Head of fitness Tony Strudwick is monitoring the striker, 28. He said: “You find that players who have young children get a slightly lower quality of sleep when those children are very young and that can affect performance.

“We have an extensive monitoring and recording process in place.”

 
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