Manchester United 1 Liverpool 4 - Wayne Rooney, the outspoken Manchester United and England striker, caused more controversy last night when, after his team's crushing defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool, he is rumoured to have called for the sacking of the headmaster of his former school, De La Salle, after his comments yesterday.
Patrick Ferguson, the Head at De La Salle, called Rooney "a snot-nosed kid" when reacting to the player's outburst on Thursday, in which he told journalists "I hate Liverpool".
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said on Friday that Rooney hadn't meant 'hate', and put the comments down to the fierce rivalry that exists between the two clubs. Sir Alex also denied this latest rumour, claiming that the ex-pupil merely stated that the headmaster should be:
"put in a sack and booted around the playground."