Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

RING OF TRUTH ; Roo Lifts the Lid on THAT Boxing Video, Insisting: I Was Not KO'd

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

RING OF TRUTH ; Roo Lifts the Lid on THAT Boxing Video, Insisting: I Was Not KO'd

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WAY A NE ROONEY insists he wasn't knocked out by Phil Bardsley during their controversial boxing match - and has nothing to apologise for.

^e United and England captain was Soored by his former team-mate during an impromptu sparring session in the kitchen of his Cheshire home last month. He revealed that he warned Reds manager Louis van Gaal that a video of the incident was set to be published - but the Dutchman was unconcerned. Rooney responded in the best way possible with a superb goal in United's 3-0 win against Tottenham on the day that the story broke.

Opening up on it for the "rst time, he said: "To be honest, it wasn't a big issue with me.

"I was in a house with some friends. Obviously I was caught on the wrong end of a punch, but I wasn't knocked out like it was reported. Unfortunately the video stopped there.

"Obviously, I knew that it was going into the newspaper and spoke to the manager. …

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