Sunday 20 August 2017

Wayne's world of trouble


November: Substituted after 42 minutes of the Spain v England friendly in Madrid after a series of reckless fouls.


September 7: Was a liability during England's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast. Involved in a first-half flare-up with Keith Gillespie.

September 14: Sent off for sarcastically applauding the referee after being booked for unintentionally fouling an opponent during the Champions League game in Villarreal.


July 1: Sent off in the World Cup quarter-final against Portugal after appearing to stamp on the groin of Ricardo Carvalho and then push Cristiano Ronaldo.

August 4: Sent off in an Amsterdam Tournament match against Porto after hitting defender Pepe with an elbow. Hit with a three-match ban by the FA.


October: On a return to Goodison Park, Rooney kissed the Manchester United badge on his shirt, a gesture aimed in the direction of irate Everton fans.


March: A frustrated Rooney threw the ball away to earn a second booking as United went down 2-0 at Fulham.


June 18: Said "nice to see your home fans boo you" to TV cameras after England's disappointing goalless draw with Algeria at the World Cup.


February 26: Caught Wigan's James McCarthy with an elbow during a 4-0 win at the DW Stadium. Latics boss Roberto Martinez said Rooney should have been sent off, but the England striker controversially escaped sanction.

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