My tribe

Man Utd's Rooney: Tevez partnership pure instinct

Wayne Rooney admits his successful partnership with Manchester United teammate Carlos Tevez is based on pure instinct.

"The partnership is as much instinct as what we do on the training ground," said Rooney. "We don't speak the same language but we seem to know what the other is thinking on the pitch and where he is going to make runs.

"It's all about eye contact really, rather than saying anything. We don't tend to talk to each other at all during games - we can't. But we can indicate things with our eyes or give each other a quick nod as if to say that's where you want a ball played in. We play the game as we see it and it's coming off."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

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?