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Rooney still on the attack despite admitting to bad tackle

ESPN staff
November 24, 2013
Wayne Rooney drew criticism for his tackle on Jordon Mutch © Getty Images

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.

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