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Rooney Explains Foster Stare

Wayne Rooney put Manchester United 2-0 up against West Brom on Saturday after beating Ben Foster from the penalty spot.

After scoring, Rooney walked towards the former United goalie to give him a look. On Twitter after the game Rooney explained what it was all about.

“I looked at Ben Foster after pen because I took a lot of pens against him in training and before I took penalty he tried to put me off. Ben foster is a good friend of mine. Top lad.”

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  1. marshawash says:

    20!! Fellow Reds, let’s take it one game at a time.. Love the squeaky bum time!

  2. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Love seeing humility in football, Foster is a good keeper and unfortunate for him he never took his chance at United. Good call from Rooney to say it was banter and that they are friends.

    We forget these lads are just normal guys at the end of the day.

    Anyone still think berba should play ahead of Rooney? He is a cunt but he is our cunt and he is a football genius.

  3. Fergie's gum says:


  4. JR says:

    Ben Foster

    I’m loving it here, I’ve never enjoyed my football more,” said Foster. “I don’t wish I’d stuck around at all. This is the best time I’ve had. A club like United is cutthroat, win at all costs, whereas here, you know you’re not going to win every game but the players we’ve got bottle and don’t give anyone a second breath. There is more pressure at United, without a doubt. Even if we drew there, it was the end of the world. I don’t keep up to date with what’s going on there, I look out for results but nothing more. I wouldn’t go back. I’m having more fun, that’s a huge part of football. It’s tough at United and in training it’s very serious. I’m not saying it’s not professional at Birmingham and I don’t want to be professional – there is more of a relaxed atmosphere here. It’s up to me to show United what they’re missing.”
    We’re not missing anything, are we? We sold a player who doesn’t like the pressure of being at the best club, who is happy to play for a side who don’t care about dropping points, where he can have a laugh and feel relaxed. That is not the mentality of a Manchester United player, so we’re not missing a thing.

  5. gaz says:

    Speaking of Cunts i see King Cunt John Cunty Terry says the players didnt get Hank Scorpio the bullet? fucking like hell they didnt, becuase Fat Lamps wasnt playing they went crying to that oil barron cock and he had him sacked. They have done it time and again. As if Terry is the most honest and caring man in the world beating his faggoty chest about how he is Mr Chelshit. Funny the fans forget he wanted to move to the bitters for more money fucking class less fag haired prick, racist Scumbag to boot, Brother made a poor man commit suicide father is a drug dealing pikey and his mother is a thief. Ya Terry honest? my hole he is a honest as his mother is in Tescos with shopping trolley.

  6. Costas says:

    Yeah, I was wondering about that. Good to know there are no hard feelings.

    Where’s King Eric?

  7. Mahesh says:

    Costas would just about the post that! Held on to Pogba!

  8. mufcmyreligion says:


    Just read the article myself but looking for it to break on SS News TV. Still promising news

  9. Mahesh says:

    Yes, unless the club confirms it, im not holding my breath. A week back these same media guys were saying he’d signed for Juve!

  10. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Great news on Pogba, this is a great day for Fergie. Keep the talent sell the chavs Pogba > Morrison

  11. mufcmyreligion says:

    Waking up this morning with a huge smile on my face remembering that #1 feeling, boy have I missed it!!

  12. lebomanc says:

    About pogba…
    I really don’t find a reason for him not to sign!
    But all these young players are after is money, and sir alex said yestreday that pogba still hasn’t decided yet so let’s just wait for the offical news!

  13. WillieRedNut says:

    Lads lads lads lads? I told you he’d be signing a new deal! ;)

  14. sp says:

    Pogba signed great news now get us Martinez and eriksen or gotza wel be in business but thinking bout it if those get signed then petruci won’t have a chance I would love for him to get the same opportunities as pogba got this season

  15. Alom says:

    Great news on Pogba!!

  16. WillieRedNut says:

    One step at a time sp!

  17. sp says:

    Sure just happy the boy is staying.

  18. zelh says:

    Pogba signed new deal.
    I just hope we don’t pay him an odd wage per week.
    If we do others will come in too.

  19. Shebangsthedrums says:

    Great news on Pogba if true, next season will be a big one for him. It shows he’s got a bit more between his ears than some of us gave him credit for.
    Great weekend overall, happy with yesterday’s performance (apart from the missed opportunities) aswell as the result. Not getting carried away though, there’s still a long way to go and we will no doubt drop points along the way, hopefully just not as many as the Bertie’s.

  20. Dazbomber says:

    The King is dead long live the king.

  21. mufcmyreligion says:

    Reds, dont get ahead of yourselves!! Untill its official (which its not) Pogba is still not committed to us past July 1st 2012! So lets just wait and see for confirmation.

  22. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Rooney >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Foster

  23. ClaytonBlackmoresTan says:

    As I stated the other day, he needed to sort his head out, but more importantly- his barnet.

    Note, the dodgy mohawk disappears and reveals a lad with more sense than we thought.

    Top of league and Poggy signed up- decent Monday so far…

  24. North Stand Tier 2 says:

    Great news on Poggy. Everyone was slating him, as nobody could understand why he was leaving. I think the whole Juve story was fabricated nonsense from his agent to force Utd’s hand into giving both Pogba and the agent the money they wanted. Glad we managed to find a middle ground, and look forward to seeing him in a Utd shirt over the next 4 years. It’s a shame it has taken all this time as maybe he would have had more minutes this season without this nonsense. Although, Fergie only brings him on when the game is a certainty, like yesterday, waited for 2-0 and them down to 10 men. He was on straight away.

  25. StatesideAussie says:

    Giggs12 … g’day mate, how’s things? I don’t think The Berb should play ahead of Rooney, but I’ll admit there have been periods when Rooney was in poor form where I reckon we could have used Berba more. But even during those periods (which sometimes seemed to last forever), I’ve come to accept that SAF views Rooney as his talisman. There’s something about Rooney, something quite different to other players. He’s a force of nature, someone who was just born with football in his blood. I know this comment crosses over into fantasyland, but I personally doubt that SAF would swap Rooney for any other player, not even Messi (though he might find Ronaldo a tougher choice).

    As for Rooney and Berbatov, my own view is that it’s just one of those things. Sometimes partnerships click and work beyond your wildest dreams, sometimes they don’t. Cole & Yorke were an example that worked — where the whole was greater than the sum of its parts. Rooney & Berbatov is an example in the opposite direction — where both players seem to become less effective when they’re paired up. I believe SAF’s intention (or hope) was to combine Rooney’s unpredictable movement, with Bernatov’s ability to hold the ball up and bring others in with his unpredictable usage of the ball. But instead, it just seems that they aren’t able to read each other. I don’t blame either player for that, nor SAF. It’s just one of those things that you can’t know until you try it.

    But I don’t want to reignite all the old arguments again. There’s no point in it because, as I’ve posted before, time has moved on and Berbatov is now at an age where he cannot represent the longer term future of this club. I hope he stays at the club, but the Manchester United of the future is clearly not going to be built on his shoulders.

  26. mara says:

    Guy is honest…and that is good…if he like it there, good for him and good for us. I think that the most imoportant is that you enyoj what you doing…he is doing that…

  27. lordrt says:

    Lol do not get carried away mates, still more games to go before we can claim 20…

  28. mission26 says:

    I always believed that sky sports website is genuine and has news which is more often or not true.

  29. DohaRed says:

    “Sky understands…” doesn’t mean fuck all. Don’t count your chickens. I’ll believe he’s signed when Sir says he has.

  30. mission26 says:

    Atleast because of sky we can be happy now, but I will also wait for it to be confirmed by the official website. Funny how his each and every touch was cheered by the crowd.
    Was it a ploy to make him sign or was it sarcastic???


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