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Top five fouls by Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is one of the greatest footballers in the world today. Rooney is known for his strength, ability and passion for the game. But sometimes his passion results in foul play. Here are five of the worst fouls by Rooney caught on video.
In this video, Rooney shields a ball in the corner. As the Stoke City player approaches, Rooney greets him with a malicious elbow. Pay attention to Rooney as he walks away. He has a few choice words for the Stoke City player.
Two players challenging for a header can be a dangerous situation. But Rooney makes sure he is on the winning side of this confrontation. As the high ball approaches, Rooney goes airborne and strikes the unsuspecting Porto player in the head with his forearm.
This video is a compilation of three different fouls from Rooney against Aalborg BK. Rooney stomps, kicks and charges Aalborg players then scores a goal.
This is Rooney's most recent indiscretion. It is also one of his silliest. Rooney kicks the Montenegro defender from behind. It was a clear foul and Rooney was shown the red card. UEFA is now considering banning Rooney for more than one game.
Who can forget this foul by Rooney in the 2006 World Cup Quarterfinal? I know Ricardo Carvalho of Portugal remembers it. As Rooney and Carvalho wrestle for the ball, Carvalho falls to the ground. Rooney then stomps Carvalho in the worst possible place.
These are the top five fouls by Rooney caught on video. Rooney is known for his football skill. Unfortunately, he is also known for dirty plays such as these.
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Edwin Torres has been coaching competitive youth soccer since 2001. He enjoys coaching, playing and watching the game of soccer.
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