Leeds United Championship rival gives ex-Man United hero frosty reception after ‘no fear’ comment

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Leeds United’s Championship rival Birmingham City have hit a difficult run of form coinciding with the appointment of former Manchester United hero Wayne Rooney as the club’s new manager.

The decorated former England, Everton and Man United forward replaced Blues boss John Eustace earlier this month with the team sitting sixth in the Championship, much to the dismay of some Birmingham supporters. Fans of the club have made their feelings clear after defeats against Middlesbrough and Hull City in Rooney’s first two games at the helm. His St.

“You need to be brave in taking the ball, but it’s clear from the first two games that the players aren’t comfortable doing that,” the new manager said in the wake of defeat against Hull. “So there will be slight adjustments of course because we need to pick up points as well. “This is on me – maybe I’ve asked them to do too much and I take that responsibility. We’re asking them to play out from the back and be more front-footed.

 

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