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Sven Goran Eriksson told Sir Alex Ferguson to 'f*** off' over Wayne Rooney row

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Manchester United icon Sir Alex Ferguson to 'f*** off' in a row over Wayne Rooney's selection in England's 2006 World Cup squad despite him being injured.

Rooney was famously picked by the Swedish boss despite fracturing a metatarsal bone in his right foot against Chelsea two months before the tournament, to the fury of his club manager.David Dein, a former vice-chairman of the Football Association and known for his long association with Arsenal, played a part in Eriksson getting the England job - and only once recalls seeing him angry. READ MORE: Legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson used 'strange' tactic whenever Man Utd played Arsenal Dein explained how the only time he saw Eriksson annoyed was during a phone conversation with Ferguson, giving his side of the story in his new book Calling the Shots: How to Win in Football and Life.

He recalls: "Fergie was furious that Wayne Rooney was going to play at the World Cup, with England gambling on his recovery from a broken metatarsal."'You’re finished,' he screamed.

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