United Manchester manager Alex Ferguson dropped Wayne Rooney from Saturday’s match play against his former club Everton for fear that fans would abuse the striker who is currently being scrutinized for an alleged sex scandal.
A prostitute last Sunday claimed to several newspapers that last year Rooney cheated on his then-pregnant wife on various occasions.
Wayne married his wife just two years ago and the couple released a statement on Friday that said there has been “many inaccurate and intrusive stories” and that they would like their privacy as they “resolve any issues.”
There was fear that Rooney would receive especially bad treatment from his former team who he left in acrimony just six years earlier.
According to the HuffingtonPost:
“We made the decision simply because Wayne gets terrible abuse here and we’re not going to subject him to it,” Ferguson said. “We have got a fantastic squad so we are using it. Wayne will play against Rangers in the Champions League on Tuesday.”
Manchester United gave up two stoppage-time goals for a 3-3 draw against Everton.