Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has apologized to his family and the club over images that have been shared online at a private party. The pictures showed Rooney asleep in a hotel room surrounded by a number of young women. The police revealed that they will not be following up on a complaint against blackmail. Rooney’s representatives believe that it was a deliberate attempt to entrap the former Manchester United player. 

“I made a mistake,” Derby County manager Wayne Rooney said. “I went to a private party with two of my friends and from me, I’d like to apologize to my family and the club for the images which were going round and I want to move forward on this. I’m grateful to Derby County for giving me this opportunity to get this club back to where it belongs, and I’ll do everything in my power to make sure I do that. It’s dealt with. I’m looking forward to moving forward and preparing for another game on Sunday.”

Wayne Rooney addressed the media for the first time since his tackle on Jason Knight in training. The midfielder was injured in the tackle and is set for a spell of three months on the sidelines. This adds insult to injury since Derby have just nine senior players registered including two goalkeepers. 

“With Jason, it was a training ground incident, which happens,” Rooney said. “I demand that the players train with a lot of intensity. Players get injured on the training pitch, unfortunately, Jason did and I’m looking forward to having him back fit and ready for selection. That’s football. I demand that we train as we play, and if I put those demands on players, players will get injured.”

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