Third-tier coach to players: No taking selfies with Wayne Rooney

Saturday January 3rd, 2015

Third-tier club Yeovil Town faces a monumental task in the FA Cup against Manchester United on Sunday, so manager Gary Johnson is going to need his team to concentrate on the task at hand. That means not acting like schoolboys around their famous opponents.

From the Manchester Evening News

"This is a one-off game, which some of the lads aren't going to have again. I'm sure they will think: 'Can I get Wayne Rooney's boots?' You know that's going to happen.

"But we need to make sure we get into game mode. I don't mind it after the final whistle, but I will have the raging hump if my players swap shirts before then.

"I don't want the lads having selfies with Wayne Rooney. We are going into battle and trying to stop one of the best teams in the world. So there won't be any selfies while I'm around."

A win for Yeovil Town isn't entirely out of the question, either. Fellow third-tier club MK Dons trounced Man U 4-0 in the League Cup in August.  

- Dan Gartland

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