The FA has asked Wayne Rooney to explain his comment that he wanted to injure John Terry.
The Manchester United legend, 36, reveals that he changed his studs during the clash with Chelsea in April 2006 to ‘hurt someone’.
In an interview with the Mail on SundayDerby’s Gaffer has spoken of the Blues’ intention to injure a player as they finish with consecutive Premier League titles.
And that he did as he left his mark John Terryresulted in his English compatriot being treated while his sock was covered in blood.
The centre-back was eventually able to progress and the Blues continued their top-flight finish with a 3-0 win over Red Devil at Stamford Bridge.
Rooney commented: “We knew if Chelsea had won they would have won the league that day.
“Until my last game for Derby, I always wore those old plastic studs with metal tips.
“For that game, I changed them to big, long metal ones – the maximum length you can get because I wanted to try to hurt someone, try to hurt someone.
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“I knew they were going to win that game. You could feel they were a better team at the time so I changed my opinion.
“The studs were legal but thought if there was a challenge there, I knew I wanted to take it in the right way, basically. I actually did.
“John Terry left the stadium on crutches. I left a hole in his foot and then I signed his shirt after the game.
“A few weeks later, I sent it to him and asked for my nail to be returned.
Terry laughed at the revelation about Twitter when he took to social media to shed light on Rooney’s comments.
He quips: “Is this when you put your nail in my leg?”
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/4644447/rooney-facing-fa-rap-terry-injury-claims/ Wayne Rooney confronts FA rap as chief demands explanation from Man Utd legend for claiming he tried to injure John Terry