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Last Updated: Thursday, 6 October 2005, 10:45 GMT 11:45 UK
Rooney out to improve discipline
Wayne Rooney
Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that he must learn to control his temper.

Rooney is currently suspended for club and country and will miss England's vital World Cup qualifier against Austria on Saturday.

The 19-year-old told Four Four Two magazine: "I am trying to cut out silly bookings for dissent.

"At United, there was always going to be more pressure on me than playing for Everton but I feel I have matured."

Rooney added: "There are people out there trying to shoot you down.

"I have to be aware of that and it is something I had to understand really quickly.

"My life has changed a lot in the past year. I am getting used to it and I just try to lead as normal a life as possible outside of football."


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