Rooney: No deliberate stamp on Carvalho

Published Add your comment

England striker Wayne Rooney insists he did not deliberately stamp on Portugal´s Ricardo Carvalho in Saturday´s World Cup quarter-final and insists he was "gobsmacked" by the red card he received.

The 20-year-old Manchester United striker has also admitted he was "disappointed" with Old Trafford colleague Cristiano Ronaldo´s behaviour during the match but said: "I bear no ill feeling to Cristiano".

Rooney said in a statement to PA Sport: "I want to say absolutely categorically that I did not intentionally put my foot down on Ricardo Carvalho. He slid in from behind me and unfortunately ended up in a positioning where my foot was inevitably going to end up as I kept my balance. That´s all there was to it."

© Copyright Press Association Ltd 2006, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Ricardo Carvalho
Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo
Wayne Rooney

Read more

back to top