Rooney spokesperson says Derby skipper not in ‘wage war’ with club

    Former England captain Wayne Rooney is not in a “wage war” with Championship club Derby County as they deal with the financial impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, his spokesperson has told the BBC.

    “Should he be approached by his club to help, then he would have no hesitation in doing whatever he can. That’s exactly what he’s doing now,” Rooney’s spokesperson added.

    Rooney had previously said the public pressure being exerted on elite players to take pay cuts was a “disgrace”. [nL4N2BT073]

    Professional soccer in England has been suspended since March 13 due to the coronavirus, which has infected 2.7 million people globally, killing nearly 190,000.