How Bolton Finished Gerard Pique Manchester United Career -Wayne Rooney


Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has revealed how Bolton Wanderers, Pique bullying Ended his United career.

The ex-united striker said the bulling Gerard pique suffered during the game against Bolton Wanderers in the premier league in 2010 at the Reebok stadium ended his chances of continuing a career at Old Trafford.

The Spaniard joined Manchester United Academy as a 17-year-old in 2004 from Barcelona till 2008 before returning to the Spanish giants.

During his short spell with the Red Devils Pique won a champions league, premier league and community shield titles with United.

In the away game against Bolton, Rooney recalled that pique was bullied by the physicality of the Bolton players, this made Sir Alex Ferguson substitute the young defender in the 59th minute and Man United lost the game 1 -0, no thanks to an early goal courtesy of Nicolas Anelka.

“Bolton away was always horrible. It was physical and you knew you had to win the fight to win the game. Wrote Rooney in his Sunday Times

Bolton away more or less finished Gerard Pique’s career at United.

Wayne Rooney

“He was young and got bullied there and I think that’s when Fergie decided that, physically, he wasn’t right for the Premier League.

“I always remember [Nemanja] Vidic: if we were going to Bolton and it was the same when he was about to face Didier Drogba he would be in the gym for two or three days before, pumping himself up. he added.

“Bolton had bits of quality too and the way they fought and worked as a unit, then found moments to use that quality, was typical of how a team can beat better players by being more than the sum of its parts.”

All that is history now as  Gerard pique has enjoyed a very successful career with Barcelona.

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