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Rooney still on the attack despite admitting to bad tackle
Wayne Rooney has hit back at criticism over his tackle on Jordon Mutch during Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Cardiff on Sunday.
Rooney was fortunate to stay on the pitch after appearing to kick out at Mutch, but referee Neil Swarbrick opted to caution the striker.
It would prove to be a controversial decision as moments later Rooney put United in front. However, in his post-match interviews, manager David Moyes backed Swarbrick's decision to show his player a yellow card rather than red.
Following the game, Rooney took to social networking site Twitter to display his anger at both commentators and pundits talking about the tackle.
Just watched game back. I agree mine was bad tackle and ref dealt with it. And Martin Tyler didn't shut up about it all game.— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 24, 2013
Then someone slaps someone in face and he doesn't speak a word about it. I like Martin but that's poor from him— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 24, 2013
Sourness the rules are u kick out u should be off. Souness medel gives left hook he's done his job. Haha brilliant— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 24, 2013