Gibson 'fuming' after row with Fergie
IRELAND's Darron Gibson was reportedly fuming after being dropped by manager Alex Ferguson for going out for a meal with Wayne and Coleen Rooney.
Gibson (24), who hopes to make Giovanni Trapattoni's squad for Euro 2012, went out with his Manchester United teammate and their respective partners on St Stephen's Day.
When Fergie got wind of the dinner date, he axed both players from the side that was beaten by Blackburn on New Year's Eve.
Now, Gibson - who needs to force his way into Trap's plans - is said to feel aggrieved as he does not believe he did anything wrong.
Reports today reveal that Fergie took the decision to drop both players after deeming them unfit to train the day after their night out.
Along with Northern Irish defender Jonny Evans, who attended the meal as well, they were also fined a week's wages - in the region of €240,000 in Rooney's case.
The trio were given Fergie's infamous 'hairdryer' treatment, though none of the players broke a club curfew.
However, United's game against Blackburn was only five days away and the players' performances in training the following morning were considered not up to scratch.
When asked about Rooney's omission, Ferguson said the player had missed training sessions last week because of "little strains here and there".
"We're hoping by Wednesday, he should be okay," said Ferguson before Saturday's defeat.