Capello: Rooney only understands Scottish

Former England manager Fabio Capello has criticised Wayne Rooney, claiming the striker does not understand English and only plays well for Manchester United.

Capello was responding to Rooney’srecent claims that some of the Italian’s tactical plans “got lost in translation”.

But after the player’s indifferent displays at Euro 2012, Capello hit back.

He told Italian radio: “After seeing the latest game (against Italy) I think Rooney only understands Scottish.

“That’s because he only plays well in Manchester, where Sir Alex Ferguson speaks Scottish.”