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Pep Guardiola gives Wayne Rooney a warning over drinking binge

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Wayne Rooney has been one of the main talking points this week. Having been found to have 'crashed' a wedding last week to enjoy a few tasty beverages with fans and party goers.

The 31-year-old has since apologised to the FA for his actions but could still face disciplinary sanctions, one of which could include losing the captain's armband for the Three Lions.

A number of managers, including Jurgen Klopp, have already given their opinions on the matter, and now Guardiola has joined the debate with a few wise words of his own.

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Guardiola told reporters (via the Daily Mirror) that he used to drink a little during his own playing days, but ultimately Rooney must take responsibility for his actions.

"I don't like it when the people comment about my private life, so I will not comment about the private life of other people," the Manchester City boss said.

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"I have a lot of respect for Wayne Rooney, about his career and as a human being but the private life is the private life.

"I am responsible for what I do, it is not the responsibility of Manchester City.

"I was international player and sometimes I drank, so I was lucky there were no pictures or anything like that.

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"When you drink, you are responsible and Wayne is responsible for that.

"I don’t think the association has to be responsible for that. We are people, we are old enough to take our responsibilities, but that can happen so that is the private life. Private life is private life so we have to respect what other people do."

Walking a fine line

Rooney would do well to listen to the advice being offered his way. So far this season the United skipper has struggled to make an impact for club or country, with many tipping him to head for MLS next season.

So far this season Rooney has netted just twice in 15 appearances across all competitions with increasing calls from fans and pundits for him to be dropped.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has stuck with him so far, but with the January transfer window on the horizon and their best form still eluding them, there's a very good chance that Rooney could be playing for his future.

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