Rooney’s Euro ban no surprise to Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is of the belief that there was an inevitability about the three game ban Wayne Rooney has received from Uefa, which means the England striker is unavailable for the group stage of his country’s Euro 2012 campaign next summer, has reported.

The suspension Rooney is required to serve before returning to competitive international football has been vehemently discussed within high profile football circles, with the player’s former manager David Moyes branding it ‘a joke’.

However, whilst Fergie refrained from intimating whether he either agreed or disagreed with the punishment handed out to Rooney, he declared himself unsurprised by it, especially given the player’s nationality.

I expected a three-match ban, I must admit. Sending offs usually carry that and I didn’t think there was going to be any leniency towards England,” was Ferguson’s honest assessment of the issue.

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