Rooney Set To Face Toon!

Last updated : 16 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Rooney took part in extra training sessions at United's Carrington training ground on Friday.

Sir Alex Ferguson is close to signing Dimitar Berbatov, but news of Rooney's availability is obviously a blow to Newcastle, as England international Owen has been ruled out with a calf problem.


'I Love Tabs!' Rooney Coughing Up A Storm!
By Nu Mad Tuesday, 12th August 2008
Wayne Rooney's alleged adiction to Woodbines is causing a storm with many at Old Trafford, but not for England manager Fabio Capello.

The striker will miss Newcastle's trip to Old Trafford on Sunday, but not as first thought, because he is on a "tab run" to Benidorm.

'Fat Boy', as he is known to his wife, has been coughing up green stuff on a morning and is disrupting the family breakfast.

The Manchester United striker's health has received plenty of attention this summer, most recently as a consequence of the virus he contracted during a pre-season trip to Nigeria.

Asked whether he would encourage Rooney not to smoke because of the health risks, Capello told reporters on Monday: "I know a lot of players who smoke, it is part of life. When I was a player, a lot of my friends and team-mates smoked. It depends if he smokes five cigarettes or 20 cigarettes."

Ashim Mohamed, who owns the Spar at the bottom of the road at Old Trafford said yesterday: "He buys 200 fags a day from me. Or, at least I think it is him, it's someone with 'Rooney' on the back of his shirt."