Monday, April 23, 2012

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has hit out at Team GB's selection process for the 2012 Olympic Games after being told that Wayne Rooney is among the 80 players short-listed to play in the British squad. As Rooney is likely to play in England's Euro 2012 squad in Ukraine and Poland it would not be possible for Rooney to play at the Olympics anyway as any English player included in the Euro 2012 squad cannot feature in the Team GB squad.

Ferguson said:  "It's ridiculous, it is utter chaos. There are so many complications... We have agreed that any player who boards the plane to the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine will not be considered for selection to Team GB,"

Despite being in the running for the England national football team manager's job, Stuart Pearce will manage Team GB in London in July, adding yet further uncertainty to an already confused situation.

There is a great deal of speculation that David Beckham will be one of the three over-aged players selected for Team GB and could well captain the side in their attempt to win a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.