My tribe

Man Utd's Ferguson not concerned about Rooney behavior

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he does not have any problem with Wayne Rooney following yesterday's FA Cup victory over Manchester City.

The striker signaled to referee Chris Foy that City captain Vincent Kompany should be sent off in the 12th minute for a challenge on Nani and his actions have been criticised, particularly by City boss Roberto Mancini, for attempting to influence a match official to have an opposition player sent off.

But Ferguson says the referee was always going to make his own decision no matter what Rooney did and says he is not concerned by the players actions.

"I have no concerns about the behaviour in that respect because to my mind it was a reckless challenge and Nani is a very lucky boy because he didn't get a bad injury," said Ferguson.

"I have no complaints about Wayne, I don't think it was unacceptable what he did. I think it was a natural reaction to a bad challenge from an opponent.

"But I can understand where Roberto's coming from because that's what happens with players today, they all appeal for penalties or players to be sent off, it's an unfortunate part of our game."

 Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Manchester United

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?