Man Utd needed the hairdryer treatment from Ferguson, admits Rooney
Thursday 27 September 2012
Wayne Rooney has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson used his infamous hairdryer to focus Manchester United minds at half-time of their Capital One Cup match against Newcastle United, the Daily Mirror has reported.
Rooney added that Tom Cleverley was the main recipient of the blast - with the hairdryer the name given to a particularly ferocious Ferguson outburst. Cleverley was the target after a first-half miss that left the game in the balance at the break.
The tongue-lashing seemed to do the trick as shortly after the re-start Cleverley netted to score his first ever goal for the club and make the score 2-0 after Anderson’s first-half opener. The importance of the second goal was seen when Papiss Cisse pulled one back for Newcastle around the hour mark.
Rooney said: “The manager wasn’t too pleased about Tom’s miss is in the first-half, but he went out and scored a nice goal after that.”
The game was Rooney’s first appearance in around a month after suffering a large cut to his leg against Fulham at Old Trafford, in an accidental collision with Cottagers forward Hugo Rodallega.
Rooney added: “It’s just over four weeks since I last played. I was delighted to get a run out and hopefully there will be a lot more games to come. I feel good. It’s great to get minutes under my belt and hopefully that will benefit me.”
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