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Sunday 17 December 2017

Roy's blast for Rooney as players tweet Fabio

FORMER Manchester United and Ireland captain Roy Keane has blasted Wayne Rooney for his former team-mate's almost immediate Twitter reaction to Fabio Capello's resignation as England manager.

Keane, while working as a pundit during UTV's coverage of last night's FA Cup clash between Middlesbrough and Sunderland said Rooney didn't raise his game sufficiently on the pitch for Capello while he was in charge.

"Wayne should keep his nose out of it. He didn't do enough on the pitch when Capello was manager. Wayne should concentrate on being a player and not on who he wants as England manager," he said.

Below is a selection of Twitter messages, sent by past and present England players in the aftermath of Capello's decision.

WAYNE ROONEY

"Gutted capello has quit. Good guy and top coach. Got to be english to replace him. Harry redknapp for me."

RIO FERDINAND

"So Capello resigns....what now...."

JOEY BARTON

"No captain and no manager. 4 months from a major championship. What's going on......."

GARY LINEKER

"HR the man if he wants it. He can do both jobs til May."

MICHAEL OWEN

"Don't know if was just me but it never felt right in the first place knowing the England Manager was heading off after the Euros regardless."

PAUL GASCOIGNE

"I've had to turn the job down myself because I've got a busy schedule at the moment."

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