FA contact Wayne Rooney over claim he intended to injure Chelsea player | wayne rooney

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Wayne Rooney has been contacted by the Football Association after claiming he wanted to injure a player during Manchester United’s Premier League game at Chelsea in 2006.

In a recent interview, Rooney admitted that he changed his studs to “big, long, metal ones to try and hurt someone”. It is understood the FA have requested comments from the Derby manager regarding his comments.

“We knew if Chelsea won, they won the league that day,” Rooney said of the April 2006 trip to Stamford Bridge, where United lost 3-0. “Until my last game for Derby I was still wearing the old plastic cleats with the metal tip. For this game I changed them to big and long metal – the maximum length you could have because I wanted try to hurt someone, try to hurt someone.

“I knew they were going to win that game. It felt like they were a better team at the time so I changed my cleats. The cleats were legal, but thinking if there was a challenge there- down, I knew I wanted to get it right, basically I actually did.

“John Terry left the stadium on crutches. I left a hole in his foot, then I signed my shirt for him after the game…and a few weeks later I sent it to him and asked for my stud back. If you look back when they were celebrating, JT has his crutches because of that tackle.

Responding to Rooney’s comments, Terry tweeted with a number of laughing emojis, “Is that when you left your stud in my foot?”

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