I wished I could cancel the dinner: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney on attending wife's birthday after losing Manchester derby 6-1

Rooney revealed that he had plans to enjoy the evening with his wife as she was celebrating her 25th birthday on that day but the result of the match spoiled his mood.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 03 October 2022 08:51 AM

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Football fans around the world are all set to witness yet another exciting Manchester Derby this weekend. While both sides have enjoyed fair share of dominance over each other and have produced some incredible clash over the years, 6-1 trashing Manchester City at Old Trafford on October 23, 2011, stands out .

Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has recently revealed that after losing the Manchester Derby 6-1, the footballer spent an 'uncomfortable' night at his wife Coleen's birthday party. Former United player has also shared that he wished to cancel the dinner after inviting two stars from victorious rivals Manchester City.

In his column for the Sunday Times, Wayne shared that the particular match sparked shift of balance of power for Premier League football as City dramatically took the title from their local rivals on the final day of the season. He shared that it was early 2011-12 season when he realised that balance of power began to change. "It was the time, where you felt the balance of power beginning to change. They had superb players in the form of Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, and Mario Balotelli who were immature earlier but on that day they brought their best game. It was one such game where you sit and admit that these are the kind of challenges which change things," wrote Rooney.

Adding further, Rooney revealed that he had plans to enjoy the evening with his wife as she was celebrating her 25th birthday on that day but the result of the match spoiled his mood. "Gareth Barry and Joe Hart were invited and the last thing I wanted to do was go out or do anything especially not hang out with two City players, even though they are both friends. In retrospect, I might have had to cancel, but a lot of people came, and it felt hard to do that," he added.

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