Ronald Koeman admits he is “very disappointed” by Wayne Rooney’s drink-driving charge and the striker will be disciplined “at the appropriate time”.
The 31-year-old was arrested and charged by police in the early hours of Friday and will appear at Stockport Magistrates Court on September 18, the day after he is due to play at Old Trafford for the first time following his summer move from Manchester United.
Koeman, reading from a prepared statement, said: “Obviously I am very disappointed by this situation regarding Wayne Rooney. We have spoken on Tuesday and the chairman Bill Kenwright spoke also to Wayne about this situation. In line with any disciplinary matter this will be dealt with internally at an appropriate time and that is all I have to say about the case of Wayne Rooney.”
oeman added: “He will play this Saturday (against Tottenham). If I see that Wayne is not in a physical or mental condition to play then he won’t play.”