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Capello: England’s Flavour of the Month Can Improve

Wayne Rooney is flavour of the month for England at the moment, following a spell of hype surrounding his under form performances. There was plenty of talk of how long he’d gone without a goal, in terms of time, not matches, as that painted him in the worst light.

Despite improving with every season since he came to United, in terms of goals scored and assisted, he faces a lot of flack from the media at times. Sometimes it’s deserved, often it’s over the top nonsense.

However, despite how highly everyone seems to rate Rooney again, Capello thinks there is still room for improvement.

“It is possible for Rooney to be better,” said Capello. “I spoke with him when I first became England manager and told him technically he was very good. There are no problems with the head or feet. But when he arrives in front of the goal, sometimes he shoots too quickly. He has to be more patient, take things more slowly and understand what is happening around him. Then he will get more goals. Wayne is an extraordinary player. He can play left or right and still scores goals.”

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  1. Failsworth Devil says:

    Thats Wazza for ya…. could put the lad in net for England, and would still be our best player…

    Rooney is class…

    As somone once said “Form is temporary, but Class is permanent”… and now he is back on form… long may it continue… as this kid will definately go down as a Great United Legend.

  2. Stephen says:

    Good to see Terry out for Wednesday, do you think he will be fit for Chelsea against Borough? of course he will, cry baby twat.

  3. North Stand,Tier 3,Back Row says:

    Look at that photo, it sums up the lad. He threw himself straight in the way of the blasted freekick, not an ounce of fear (unlike Laurel and Hardy beside him – they look like rabbits caught in headlights). Thats exactly why some of us feel the team should be built around him, and I for one think that even an off form Rooney should be playing. If he stays with us (and I couldnt see him leaving) he will go down as one of the greatest. He’s still learning, and improving, and when he plays you know it means something to him to represent United on the field.
    A future club captain? I hope so…

  4. Sam says:

    love the photo

  5. Tom F says:

    Well at Wayne Rooney’s age, of course there is room for improvement. Anybody who thinks they are being wise in stating that fact is probably mentally ill.

    haha, yep.. that is a funny photo! Looks like one of those wind up toy frogs that you put in the water (does that make sense to anybody except me… hmm)

  6. Oooodz says:

    I’m sick of the papers and almost ever England fan blaming Rooney over the past few months. He always seems like the biggest scape goat in this country.

    Yet he scored 2 goals and was involved in another yesterday and rather than giving him credit for his part played what is everyone talking about?? A rent boy getting friggin booed.

  7. Stephen says:

    That dwarf big mouth twat Cole has ruled himself out now! Fuck me these rent boys are fucking soft.

  8. Matti says:

    Rooney must be careful..he’s risking his manhood there. (photo)

  9. Drew Vader says:

    Great picture

  10. unitedgirl15 says:

    Great picture.
    Love Wazza, he’s great!

  11. Failsworth Devil says:

    Stephen mate, most of the chelski bunch are bottlers… JT always bottles out.. he did it in his first game for England as captain… shite house..

    Lampard pulled out of a few at weekend for england..

    Thats why they gotta get 18st lawnmower technicians to pick on 5’4 players like Evra, coz they cant do it on the pitch..

  12. SULLY [South Africa] says:

    Love the fuckin’ picture. Always gives 120%. Wayne’s awesome stuff

  13. OTRed says:

    Lmfao, funny picture, he looks like some bloated puffer fish

    Class player though and yes thank you Fabio “State the obvious” Capello. Of course EVERY player can get better, i doubt theres any single player who doesn’t have any flaws in his game or attributes he could improve on


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