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Pele has warned Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney that he must learn to control his temper if he is to become a world class player.

Rooney has been criticised for his aggressive approach in United's 1-1 draw with South African outfit Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

The England striker received a yellow card for a rash challenge on Tinashe Nengomashe, while Onismor Bhasera claims he was elbowed.

And Brazilian legend Pele believes Rooney, who was substituted after one hour, must learn to control his physical approach in order to reproduce his form of four years ago.

"I like Wayne Rooney, but he hasn't reached the peak of Euro 2004 again," said Pele.

"He had two or three very good years and then lost a little bit in his performances. I don't know why.

"When he's tangling with opponents, Rooney has to learn how to defend himself - not attack the opponent.

"If you can protect yourself against challenges, it will be easier to keep your temper.

"It should be possible because referees also help strikers now.

"Once a defender gets a yellow card, he knows one more tackle could see him sent off so they don't make another bad challenge."

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The strange thing is I think if anything he's gotten much meeker over the years. I feel like bringing back his temper...

I don't know. You look at Roy Keane and his fiery nature made him. However you also look back at all the defining matches of his career.

FA Cup semi against Arsenal. Giggs scores a wonder goal & Keane was in the dressing room, Red Card.

CL Final 99. Enough said. IS the temper worth it? Who knows. :confused:
 

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I actually thought he calmed down last year, but I actually think Rooney plays some of his best football either when hes riled or when hes in a really, really good mood.

But, he does over-step the mark at times.

I'm not really sure whether I want him to calm down or not though :confused:
 

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I think he is controlling his temper much better these days. It was a warm sunny day in South Africa so perhaps he literally got a little overheated.

I was more concerned when he was acting petulantly e.g. sarcastically applauding the ref.

There's no harm in letting the opposition know you're there by roughing them up a bit ;)
 

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rooney scored his wondergoal when he was on very bad sick temper and he was about to fight with the ref. :D
 

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do lippe like manchester united or something
he always says nice words about our team and our players :)
 

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abojodeh said:
do lippe like manchester united or something
he always says nice words about our team and our players :)
Hes really good friends with Sir Alex.

Their was a story about 2 years ago that he was going to come to Utd in a role and was going to replace Sir Alex, which was just rumours in the end.
 

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he looks calmer then last year and the other year, but still he likes to argue with the ref and having high temp on the opponent, but he is great , hes not that fat though, but one thing i dont like is he smoke.. bad eh?
 

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owenrooneyruud said:
does anyone have the vid when he lost his temper.. only saw the goals since i dont have MUTV
rooney chasing cassillias the world most overrated goalie
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=c1LS6Lj4ehM
watch the full vid
rooney did well by *** tackling those spanish ****s
rooney was angry as every body is cuz his teammates have been racialy abused by both the fans and the spanish players
 

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I think Rooney's temper is one of the things that makes him so popular, reminds me of Keano. Until he's breaking someone's knees (and even when Keano did that it was the best thing EVER) I don't think theres much to worry about.
 
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He needs to keep the temper but direct it more.

I don't like to see him swearing at referee but I
love to see his aggression on the ball, it's what
makes him the player he is.
 

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If Rooney calms down he wont be half the player he is now. I agree his passion and his will to win the game does cross the line sometimes but thats the kind of player Rooney is and if you take that away he'll be another average striker.
 

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well...pele is right...but..Wayne is like this...you change him..his anger is part of his passion for football...what he must to is use his anger in the game..but when necesarry....to much can lead to insucces
 

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Cant change him, and hge will see red a few more times in his career.
Same as Keane and Eric......Id rather he was like that than otherwise.
And why is Pele always sticking his nib in?
He comes out with some terrible **** sometimes, although he may have a
bit of a point here...but I dont see how it concerns him.
 
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Cant change him, and he will see red a few more times in his career.
Same as Keane and Eric......Id rather he was like that than otherwise.
And why is Pele always sticking his nib in?
He comes out with some terrible **** sometimes, although he may have a
bit of a point here...but I dont see how it concerns him.
How many has he actually had?

I can't honestly remember him being sent off while playing for United :confused:
 
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