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The Genius Of Wayne Rooney: Manchester United’s Champions League Legend Undoes Chelsea (Photos)

by | 6th, April 2011

WAYNE Rooney: you know all about his faults. We know that he might not be true to his wife, swears, spits and is not an international male model. What you might have overlooked is that he is a genius.

A season marked by allegations of paid-for sex with Jennifer Thompson and a contract dispute is also a season marked by a brilliant goal in the Manchester United derby match with Manchester City, the ability to outplay 95% of any opposing team on an average day and the scorer of a crucial goal in the white heat of a Champions’ League quarter final against Chelsea.

And it is pressured out there. Before his sending off for two reckless tackles against Real Madrid, Tottenham’s Peter Crouch had not been booked for 78 matches. Crouch, a veteran of Two World cup campaigns with England and a Champions’ League final with Liverpool, lasted 15 minutes in the Bernabeu cauldron.

Ask yourself this, sports fans: who would you rather watch – Wayne Rooney or Andy Murray? Wayne Rooney or Both earn a good living playing sport. But one of them is touched by madness and genius; one is very talented. Steve Redgrave (Britain’s “greatest ever sportsman”) or Wayne Rooney?

Rooney’s problem is not his manners: it is that we watch him week in and week out. Familiarity breeds contempt. It also makes us forget how extraordinary he is…

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And, no, I do not support Manchester United. Praise is not delivered on the back of a tribal desire to cheer anything and everything Rooney does. He is just gifted.




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