Friday 15 December 2017

Jose Mourinho 'furious' with FA over Wayne Rooney's hotel celebrations

Wayne Rooney, left, with Jose Mourinho
Wayne Rooney, left, with Jose Mourinho
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly 'furious' with the Football Association after Wayne Rooney was photographed celebrating in the team hotel after England beat Scotland.

The Man United captain ended up on the front page of The Sun after his country's win on Saturday night, with the newspaper alleging that Rooney dropped in on a wedding party at the hotel.

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The striker missed last night's friendly against Spain with a minor knee injury, with manager Gareth Southgate defending his player in the post-match press conference.

The striker has since 'unreservedly apologised' to Southgate in a statement, admitting that the photos were 'inappropriate for someone in his position'.

And it appears that United manager Jose Mourinho isn't as keen to jump to Rooney's defence as Southgate was, with Sky reporting that the Portuguese tactician is 'furious' with the FA over the whole affair.

Mourinho's anger reportedly stems from The Sun's assertion that there were FA staff members present during the celebrations, with the Red Devils boss unhappy that the incident was made public and that it happened while Rooney was under the FA's watch.

The Football Association have since issued a statement reminding all England personnel of their "responsibility to behave appropriately at all times" and said it will review its policy around free time while on international duty.

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