FIFA World Cup: Wayne Rooney Loses Patience With Media Critics

Wayne Rooney trained alongside the substitutes at Rio de Janeiro training base on Monday, prompting reports in the British media that he may be dropped for his side's second Group D game against Uruguay on Thursday.

updated: June 18, 2014 00:19 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: England's Wayne Rooney hit out at the British media on Tuesday for suggesting that training with the squad's substitutes indicated his team place was under threat.

"Sometimes (I) wonder what the press are getting at," the Manchester United striker wrote in a post on his official Facebook page.

"I said from the start I want to do everything I can to make sure I'm ready for these World Cup games and as part of that I was doing extra training a week before the squad joined up.

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