Rooney England tackle v Bravo derby challenge: so what was the difference?
Two tackles, very similar. One executed by Wayne Rooney, the other one against him.
The one he did, was for England against Malta in a World Cup qualifier. He left the ground, his studs were showing, and he was out of control as he went through the ball and then planted those stud in the ankle of Andre Schembri.
“It was a good, old-fashioned tackle,” said Glenn Hoddle, not known for his tackling, to be fair.
The one against Rooney came as he played for Manchester United in the Manchester derby, and brought the howling fury of Reds fans, pundits and manager Jose Mourinho down on the head of... read more