Ferguson refuses to defend Rooney

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said striker Wayne Rooney deserved to be sent off in Wednesday's Champions League draw in Villarreal. Rooney was dismissed for sarcastically applauding referee Kim Milton Nielsen after receiving a yellow card. Ferguson said: "I don't think he (Rooney) gave himself a chance. You can't applaud the referee like that.

"The referee may have picked his prey giving Wayne a yellow card, but I think he had no choice with the red." Ferguson revealed he was unsure why Rooney had been red-carded at first. "I thought it was for touching the referee, but it was obviously for applauding him," said the Scot. (BBC Sport)

Oh Rooney, rooney wot a loony! Why can't this boy keep a lid on it. ManU performance is still not up to par, the team have yet to gel properly compare to the treble team. Sir Alex maybe running out of time, it is perhaps time for a managerial change next season?