Rooney calls for winter break

10 October 2010 12:36
Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney believes the Premier League would benefit from having a mid-season break. With the Spanish, Italian, German and French top-flight leagues enjoying winter hiatus', Rooney is sure the England national team would also be aided in the long run. "A winter break would not only help the England team but the Premier League as well," he suggested. "Towards the end of the season the intensity in some of the games which is normally there is missing. It's a long season with the intensity the games are played at. "It is only fair on players that there is a break. It's great, especially as a forward when the game is end to end and the game opens up. But it's only in England where you see the game that quick."

Source: ESA