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It's a knockout!

ESPN staff
March 22, 2015
Wayne Rooney celebrated his goal against Tottenham by pretending to be knocked out © Getty Images

In the latest edition of ESPN's Week in Words, Wayne Rooney gets knocked out, Jose Mourinho does not get paid to wear Jamie Redknapp's suit and Andy Murray can't wait for fatherhood ...

"It's in my own home, it's not public, it's what friends do - they mess around in the house"
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney responds to 'that' video appearing to show him being knocked out by former team-mate Phil Bardsley

"What is this world? Twisted? I don't want to answer questions about such things"
Louis van Gaal was also asked about the video featuring his Manchester United captain - and offered a prickly response

"Pundits are paid to wear my suit, but I'm not paid to wear their suit"
Jose Mourinho ignited his war of words with several pundits following Chelsea's draw against Southampton

"My wife wants me to quit now!"
Louis van Gaal says Manchester United will be his last job in football

"I've told Fabian he could be on the verge of something big. There's competition [in the England team] but he could be a big part of it"
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood says Fabian Delph can fire England to Euro 2016 glory

"Days like today build coronaries for coaches"
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt on the incredible end to the Six Nations

"There was blood squirting out of my leg. I could see death, my life flashing in front of me. He stood over me shouting and swearing and I scrambled away"
Kell Brook opens up on being stabbed - and fearing for his life - just two weeks after becoming a world champion

"I thought from the start that Paquiao is going to win"
Mike Tyson isn't sitting on the fence ahead of Manny Pacquiao v Floyd Mayweather

"I think I will be more nervous about starting a family because that would be more life-changing, in a good way"
Andy Murray - father in waiting

"Bye bye Wayne... Good riddance"
And the British No.1 was keen to display his feelings over Wayne Odesnik's 15-year ban for doping

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