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Wayne Rooney arrested for being drunk and swearing in public in US

Wayne Rooney was arrested on public intoxication and swearing charges in the US before Christmas.

The former Manchester United player, who now plays for US team DC United, was charged on 16 December.

According to Virginia court records, Rooney was fined £25 and had to pay £91 costs.

Rooney, who was 15-months into a drink-driving ban in the UK, was released without bail in the US.

In 2018, the former England captain began a three-and-a-half year contract with MLS team DC United.

Wayne Rooney was fined. Pic: Loudoun General Disctrict Court

Wayne Rooney was fined. Pic: Loudoun General Disctrict Court

Rooney is being paid something in the region of £46m for his multi-year deal, making him one of the highest-paid players in the league’s history.

In September 2017, the footballer was arrested by Cheshire police after being caught driving over the drink-drive limit.

He was been banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work.

He was nearly three times over the limit when he was pulled over by police at 2.10am on 1 September, 2017.

After he was banned from driving in the UK, he tweeted an apology to his family and fans.

He said: “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong.

“I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.

“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”

The day before Rooney was arrested in America, the star tweeted a picture of himself in Saudi Arabia and wrote that he was having “an unbelievable day at Riyadh Formula E Saudi Arabia Grand”.

Speaking to Sky News last August upon his arrival to the US, he said he was relieved not a recognisable face in America.

He said: “I’ve had it in England since I was 16 and I’m sure if you speak to anyone I’m close with, family and friends, it’s not something I particularly like. Here it’s a bit more relaxed.

“It’s good to spend time with the kids, not stopping all the time, having to do pictures and autographs all the time… and just give them the attention they need.”

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EPL: Guardiola reveals why Mahrez is not playing at Manchester City

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted he is “sad” over Riyad Mahrez’s lack of playing time, but says the winger’s form is not to blame.

Mahrez became City’s record signing last summer, after signing from Leicester City in a £60m deal.

However, the Algerian has had limited game-time this season, not starting a Premier League match since the victory at Southampton on December 30.

Guardiola has explained that the form of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva, has prevented him getting into the side.

“I am the reason [he has not played]. He is absolutely not guilty.

“I am sad because he is training incredibly. He is an incredibly talented player but in this moment we have five strikers. In the last games Leroy hasn’t played.

“We have incredible players, like for example Bernardo and Raz [Sterling] in top, top form and that is the only reason why. There’s no particular reason, like being upset or something like that.

“He is a guy we are happy with but unfortunately I am not kind with him. In fact, I cannot give him the minutes he deserves, so I’m sorry. That’s all I can say,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.

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Mourinho reveals what Neymar must do to match Pele

Jose Mourinho has said that Neymar must achieve success with Brazil, before he can be compared with Pele.

Neymar has already staked a claim to being one of the best players in the world, having dominated Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain when healthy and achieved success at Barcelona.

However, the Brazil forward’s exploits on the international stage, have not matched his domestic success.

Though he has taken home Olympic Gold medal and triumphed in the Confederations Cup, success in the Copa America and World Cup have eluded him.

Neymar was recently named by Placar as the country’s greatest player since Pele, drawing criticism as it ignored other Selecao greats like Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Zico and Ronaldinho.

Asked by DAZN about the controversy, Mourinho said: “Neymar is a fantastic talent and nobody can doubt that.

“He came to Europe and won immediately.

“But I think they forgot players that were the best of the world at some point, such as Ronaldo and Rivaldo, just citing two, and I could remember more. They also came to Europe and were fantastic, but beyond that, they passed through this special situation in a country’s life that is succeeding on the international level.

“Neymar will keep fighting to be on Europe’s elite, where he already is, and this [winning with Brazil] will continue to be a dream for him.”

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Date, venue of Emiliano Sala funeral announced

Cardiff City striker, Emiliano Sala’s funeral date and the venue have been announced.

Sala died from massive injuries to his head and chest.

The plane, which was carrying the 28-year-old Argentine footballer and pilot, David Ibbotson, 59, went missing from the radar near Guernsey last month.

According to Daily Mail, Sala’s funeral will take place in Progreso, in the Argentine province of Santa Fe on Saturday.

The report also claimed that Cardiff’s chief executive, Ken Choo and the club’s manager, Neil Warnock will also attend the funeral.

Sala had signed for Cardiff in a club-record £15 million from Nantes but died when the private plane carrying him crashed in the English Channel near Alderney on January 21.

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