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Wayne Rooney Admits He Changed His Studs To 'Hurt' Chelsea Star In Must-Win Match

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Wayne Rooney Admits He Changed His Studs To 'Hurt' Chelsea Star In Must-Win Match

​Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has revealed that he changed his studs against Chelsea in a must-win Premier League clash because he 'wanted to hurt' one of their star players. 

​Rooney's upcoming documentary 'Rooney' will drop on Amazon Prime next Friday.

And ahead of the official release, an extract from it has emerged online that details a crunch meeting between league contenders Man United and Chelsea back in 2006.

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The Red Devils travelled to the capital in a bid to keep their slim title hopes alive, with the Blues in control. 

And Rooney had a devilish mindset, admitting he changed his studs before the game so he could 'hurt' someone on the pitch. 

Speaking in the documentary, he said: "I changed my studs before the game.

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"I put longer studs in because I wanted to hurt someone."

Rooney continued by insisting the studs were legal, but were bigger than what he'd usually wear on his boots.

"If Chelsea won a point, they won the league," he added. "At that time, I couldn’t take it.

"The studs were legal, they were a legal size, but they were bigger than what I would normally wear."

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Chelsea went onto win the match 3-0 thanks to goals from William Gallas, Joe Cole and Ricardo Carvalho.

The victory at Stamford Bridge saw them clinch the league title. 

Ironically, Rooney failed to see out the game as he was stretchered off for breaking his foot. 

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Topics: Wayne Rooney, Football, Chelsea, Manchester United

Nasir Jabbar
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