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  • 29 Mar
    MANCHESTER, England -- It has been another fraught, headline-grabbing spell away with Englands national team for Wayne Rooney.Once again, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho must pick up the pieces.Rooney is back under Uniteds control after having been forced to apologize for some late-night revelry while on England duty, when he was pictured -- in his England training gear -- looking bleary-eyed at a wedding reception at the team hotel on Saturday.Rooney was criticized by the English Football Associations chief executive, Martin Glenn, for not setting the right tone as England captain, and the strikers conduct has sparked a fresh wave of negative publicity toward a player who has shown erratic behavior on and off the field earlier in his career.Mourinho said Rooney has been hurt by the negativity toward him.Even if you have or if you build a kind of wall around you to try to feel protected from what people write about you or think about you, the comments people make about you, the wall has always points of fragility, Mourinho said. It has always some little holes.And we are not still, we are flesh and blood. So I think it has an effect.Mourinho must be starting to dread Rooney going away with the national team. Two months ago, the United manager said Rooney came back from England duty a different person than when he left after fierce media criticism that he received after his performance in a World Cup qualifying match against Slovakia.Honestly, I think there was a Wayne before the Slovakia-England and a Wayne after Slovakia-England, Mourinho said at the time.Now, Mourinho faces another fight to get Rooney mentally right, at a time when the striker had got his place back in both Uniteds and Englands team after a spell of poor form.Sometimes (players) come back stronger than when they left us because something positive happens there -- good performances, good results, Mourinho said. Other times, injuries, sometimes big injuries. Other times frustrations because they didnt play, because the result was bad.In this case we know what didnt go well, but the national team is a different chapter and a chapter that is closed now until March.Mourinho suggested that the England management take better care of Rooney next time he is away with the national team. There were reports in the British media that Mourinho felt let down by the FA for allowing Rooney to stay up late and drink alcohol.I learned since I was a kid, if someone lends me something, I have to take care even better than if it was mine, Mourinho said. You know, your friend lent you a pencil, you have to take care of the pencil better than if it was your pencil.So I think when one day if I become a national-team manager, I will try -- try, I am not saying that I will be successful on that -- ... to build something to protect what is not yours.Mourinho also said he feels Rooney has been unfairly singled out for criticism.If you go one by one to see where these 23 (England) players were, the Portuguese coach added, some of them were in worse places than the hotel bar.Rooneys first game back for United is against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday. Adidas Trevor Daley Jersey . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Wholesale Penguins Jerseys . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. 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The England seamer revealed that he will wear a protective moon boot to try and aid his recovery, with four days between the second and third Tests.Broad sustained the injury diving in the field in the opening moments of the match but still produced an impressive performance. He claimed four wickets in Indias second innings and then called upon England to do something special on the last day to try and salvage the second Test.Its been a pretty sore Test, Broad said of his injury. I dived for the ball and my toe slipped the wrong way and Ive done some damage to my tendon, which has been a bit awkward. If you do that in the second over of a Test, youve only got one option and thats to keep playing or you stuff the team a little bit.There are plans is to get a moon boot on at the end of this game for a few days to try to offload the tendon. Weve about 17 days before the fourth Test in Mumbai, which is quite a long time. But its less for the third Test in Mohali.Its annoying to miss any Test and I dont know that I will miss it yet. But hopefully Ill definitely be fit for Mumbai.England could go to Mohali 1-0 down after being challenged to survive for a minimum of 150 overs if they were to save the match - which, on a deteriorating wicket, seemed an improbable scenario. But, having reached stumps on day four for the loss of only two wickets, Broad said the whole side had taken encouragement from the performance of their opening batsmen and still felt the draw was achievable.Everyone believes it can be done, Broad said. When you watch the way we batted this evening: 60 overs for two wickets; weve only got another 90 to go. It shows you can bat on that pitch if you apply yourself.If two or three batsmen get stuck in like the openers did today, we will save the Test. Thats quite exciting. Youve a chance of doing something - I wont say heroic, but doing something quite special. A bit different. It might not be 100 off 150 balls, but it might be 20 of 150 balls that helps your team get in a great position.Weve got the characters, the players and the depth of batting to do it. The key is breaking it down into small partnerships: whether its 15 minutes, whether its 15 balls, or five runs, these sort of things slow the game down for you so it doesnt feel as if youre climbing up a mountain.Englands hopes took a substantial blow when Alastair Cook was trapped leg before to the last delivery of the day. But his partnership with Haseeb Hameed had defied India for 50 overs and, according to Broad, shown the rest of the team what was expected of them on the final day.Its always disappointing when you lose a wicket in the final over, Broad said. Especially someone as dogged and strong as Cook. But we batted 60 overs for two wickets. That gives us a lot of encouragement. Weve still got wickets and a lot of batting to come in the changing room.The way Cook goes about it... the calmness he shows. Thhe courage he shows.dddddddddddd Hes set a precedent, if thats the word. You have to follow his lead.Broad was equally effusive in praise of Hameed, who endured a testing spell of short-pitched bowling and was finally dismissed by an unplayable delivery that scuttled along the pitch.He played a tough innings, Broad said. It reminded me of the Mike Atherton knock at Trent Bridge in 1998 when Allan Donald was charging in at him. Haseeb was hit first ball, which damaged his hand, but he didnt show anything and calmly went about his business. He showed a huge amount of courage and didnt let a bit of indifferent bounce change his movements.He looks made for Test cricket. As a bowler in his team, he is an enjoyable man to see walk out to bat because you know he has a calm head on his shoulders. He just wants to bat for his team. Today runs werent on his agenda. He wanted to bat time to give England a chance to save this Test. It took a beauty of a ball to get rid of him. Not many batsmen are going to hit that, are they?Despite Englands unpromising match position, Broad felt the side could take huge credit from their fightback. After a poor session towards the end of day two, he suggested England had shown character.We had a bad hour-and-a-half at the end of day two, Broad said. But since then weve shown a lot of character. To still be in this Test going into day five from the position we were in at the end of day two is a huge credit to us.Even today, turning up to the ground 300 behind, it is very easy to throw the towel in. But we put a lot of pressure on India. We took early wickets. We didnt let India control the scoring rate and didnt let them declare. And that led us into a pretty solid batting display giving us a hope tomorrow.A lot of Tests have been saved with teams going into the last day two wickets down. And thats got to be out aim. In Auckland in 2013 we went into the last day with four wickets down and saved the game.Were very happy with today. Weve given ourselves a great chance and if we can keep things quiet for the first 90 minutes, the pressure will only grow on the Indian bowlers.Despite Broads injury, he delivered an impressive eight-over spell on the fourth day and claimed his best figures in a Test in India.It felt like a decent time to bowl, he said. There was a little bit of indifferent bounce and reverse swing. It was nice to play on a pitch that was worn and there was a bit of variable bounce so I was able to use the legcutter a bit more which makes the reversing ball a bit more dangerous.The batsman is looking for the cutter and then you can wrap them on the pad with a quicker inswinger. Zaheer Khan was very good at bowling off-pace and would then surprise you with a really quick inswinger. Jimmy Anderson and I talked about trying to get batsmen into a routine of facing a slower pace and then hitting them with a quicker ball coming into the stumps. He dismissed Pujara that way. ' ' '