Man Utd 1-2 Real Madrid
Mourinho defends Rooney omission
March 5, 2013
By Richard Jolly
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In a decision which had echoes of David Beckham's omission from the starting line-up against Real in 2003, months before he left Old Trafford, Rooney was used only as a substitute.
He replaced Tom Cleverley in the 73rd minute of United's ...