False hype over Wayne Rooney’s exclusion - originally posted on Soccerlens.comApart from Nani’s red card that grabbed the headlines all over the media in England, other major issue that came under rigorous discussion is Wayne Rooney’s exclusion from Manchester United starting line-up against Real Madrid on Tuesday night in the Champions League knock-out tie.
Has media made a meal out of Wayne Rooney’s exclusion?
Well, it’s frustrating for anyone to sit out in any big game and for a player of Rooney’s calibre it is of no exception. The 27-year-old has been one of the key members of the squad and therefore few eyebrows were raised when his name was omitted from the starting line-up.
Roy Keane, ex-skipper of United and now a football pundit covering for ITV, further gave valuable insights on Rooney’s exclusion. He was quoted in the media:
“He’s a big player and he wants to play in the big games, and he’ll be bitterly disappointed to be left out tonight. Wayne might be quite selfish abo...