Capello Wants Good Aggression From Rooney

Last updated : 27 March 2009 By Sam
The United striker goes into the two upcoming England international games on the back of being sent off for throwing the ball in the direction of referee Phil Dowd in the final minute of last weekend's defeat against Fulham and lashing out at the corner flag as he left the field at Craven Cottage.

"For me Rooney is a very good player," Capello told Sky Sports News.

"He's young. Sometimes his reaction is not so good, but he's a good player and a good man.

"I think at that moment he was a little angry because they were losing and he was red-carded. That's why he did this. But there's no problem with Rooney in the future.

"I spoke with him. I'm very happy after I spoke.

"Sometimes we need to be a little bit aggressive during the game. I hope the level of aggression will be balanced.

"This is very important. I'm sure he'll play very, very well with us.

"We want the team to be aggressive. Good aggression."