Wayne Rooney must live with media yen for 'Gascoigne No2' – Ferguson

Guardian

• Manchester United manager says flaws will be 'annihilated'• Striker calls Paul Scholes' return against City a shockSir Alex Ferguson warned Wayne Rooney at the end of another week of controversy, headlines and, finally, some brilliant football that he is facing the same problems Paul Gascoigne encountered at the height of his fame.Ferguson fined Rooney and dropped him for Manchester United's 3-2 defeat against Blackburn Rovers because of the striker's performance in training after a Boxing Day night out with his team-mates Jonny Evans and Darron Gibson. Over the weekend damaging photographs appeared in which Rooney looked worse for wear but, most damagingly, he and the club have had to deny stories that the argument the night out provoked with Ferguson could lead to him leaving Old Trafford, possibly within this transfer window."Wayne R...

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