Cardiff 2 Manchester United 2: Wayne Rooney criticises Sky Sports duo Martin Tyler and Graeme Souness after red card escape

Rooney was lucky not to be dismissed after admitting his 'bad tackle' on Jordon Mutch but hits out for constant mentioning by the Sky commentator and pundit

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has criticised television commentator Martin Tyler as well as pundit Graeme Souness in the wake of the 2-2 draw with Cardiff City, in which the striker escaped a red card for kicking out at Jordon Mutch early in the first half.

Letting his frustration get the better of him, Rooney took a swipe from behind Mutch as the pair jostled for the ball, which was some way ahead of them as Rooney looked to create himself a chance in behind the Bluebirds’ defence.

With Mutch winning the footrace though, Rooney was barged out of the way before aiming a kick that caught the 21-year-old and caused them both to go crashing to the floor. Referee Neil Swarbrick issued a yellow card to the England talisman, but he was lucky to remain on the pitch and later agreed that it was a bad challenge.

However, he appeared to be disappointed with Tyler’s reaction to the incident, especially as he went on to open the scoring not long after following the otherwise impressive Ben Turner giving possession away deep in the Cardiff half.

Posting on his official Twitter account after the game on Sunday night, Rooney said: “Just watched game back. I agree mine was bad tackle and ref dealt with it. And Martin Tyler didn't shut up about it all game.

“Then someone (Gary Medel) slaps someone (Marouane Fellaini) in face and he doesn't speak a word about it. I like Martin but that's poor from him.”

Rooney was making reference to another incident late in the game, which saw Medel swipe at Fellaini’s face as the two clashed in the box awaiting a Peter Whittingham free-kick to be delivered into the United box.

Nothing came of the clash despite grounds for a red card as Medel clearly made contact with the Belgium international’s face, and Cardiff then scored the match-equalising goal from the ensuing cross as Kim Bo-Kyung headed past goalkeeper David De Gea from Whittingham’s delivery.

Rooney was not done there though. He then took aim at Souness after he defended Medel, appearing to laugh at the Sky Sports pundit’s comments post-match.

"Sourness the rules are u kick out u should be off. Souness medel gives left hook he's done his job. Haha brilliant,” Rooney wrote, before clarifying why his first spelling had been a typo of the former midfielder’s surname.

“Sourness was sarcastic for everyone biting,” he added.

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