Thu 17 February 2022 | 15:40

Rooney warned by FA after revealing he wanted to injure Chelsea player

Wayne Rooney claims the Football Association has cautioned him after he stated he intended to hurt a fellow competitor during Manchester United's game against Chelsea in April 2006.

After an interview posted in the

Mail on Sunday

earlier this month, in which the former England international admitted he planned to try to damage an opposing player during Manchester United's encounter against Chelsea in April 2006, the FA requested comments from Derby boss Rooney. 

Rooney said the regulatory organization had contacted him for his thoughts on the statements and that he had answered, noting that they had cautioned him about his future behavior. As far as the Derby manager is concerned, the situation is now settled.

Talking ahead of Peterborough's visit to Pride Park in the


, Rooney said:

"I, obviously, gave my response to the FA, they've given me a warning and that's it, the matter's been put to bed so we can move on from that.

"It is what it is. The FA...it was obviously reported, and they've had to look into it. I got a warning. That's it, it's done, we move on. The matter's closed and I'm pleased with that."

The confrontation with John Terry at Stamford Bridge in 2006, according to Rooney, was "a fair 50-50." 

Rooney revealed in an interview with the Mail on Sunday that he switched his studs to "long mental ones" ahead of the encounter at Stamford Bridge in order to "hurt someone."

He recalled:

"For that game, I changed them to big, long metal ones - the maximum length you could have because I wanted to try and hurt someone, try and injure someone.

"I knew they 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.

"A few weeks later I sent it to him and asked for my stud back.

"If you look back when they were celebrating, JT's got his crutches from that tackle."


laughed off Derby boss Rooney's acknowledgment. The former Chelsea skipper Twitted:

"[Wayne Rooney] is this when you left your stud in my foot?"




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