Rooney is a bit vulgar, says team mate

2010-10-07 12:17

Rome – Federico Macheda may be in line for a tricky return to Old Trafford after an indiscrete comment to Italian journalists about beleaguered Manchester United team mate Wayne Rooney.

England forward Rooney, criticised in the past for swearing and spitting, was electric last season but struggled at the World Cup and has been in poor form this term while allegations about his private life have filled the tabloids.

“Rooney is a really great person, he always gives me advice, but he’s a bit working-class and vulgar,” Macheda told today’s Gazzetta dello Sport while in Italy with the Under-21 team.

Roman Macheda, who himself hails from the inner-city like Liverpool-born Rooney, is happy learning from the striker at United and dismissed speculation he might join former side Lazio on loan to gain more first team opportunities.

“I want to improve in Manchester, when I’m more mature I’ll be able to make choices. The rumours about Lazio please me but I don’t think I will go,” the 19-year-old said.

However, Italy Under-21 goalkeeper Vito Mannone is getting itchy feet in England after failing to break through again at Arsenal this season despite Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski struggling at times.

“It hurts to not play especially when the other two are not doing great,” Mannone said.

“I’ll see, here the situation at Arsenal is not normal, I’d do six months on loan to play. AC Milan has been a dream since I was a kid.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.