Wayne Rooney faces manager after drink-drive charge

Author
Dominic King, Daily Mail,
Section
Football,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 1:25PM
Everton's Wayne Rooney applauds fans (Getty)
Everton's Wayne Rooney applauds fans (Getty)

Wayne Rooney has held face-to-face talks with Everton manager Ronald Koeman for the first time since he was charged with drink-driving.

Everton's non-international players reconvened for training yesterday, having been given four days off by Koeman over the weekend. Rooney was arrested in the early hours of Friday, having been three times over the legal limit.

Rooney, who will appear before magistrates a week on Monday (UKT) to answer the charge, drove himself to Finch Farm and trained with the rest of the squad before seeing Koeman to explain the events that have left him in the centre of a storm. Everton have offered no comment and Koeman will only address the matter publicly tomorrow, when he faces the media to preview Saturday's Premier League game at home to Tottenham.

He is, however, a manager who is affronted by players lacking discipline and he will have no hesitation in punishing Rooney if required.

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