Wayne Rooney Referred to as a Coatto

While on International duty, Man Utd striker Federico Macheda said his Man Utd teammate Wayne Rooney is a coatto in a recent interview with the media. The term coatto means working class and vulgar, with a colloquial translation of  'chav'.

Young but talented, 19-year-old Macheda is with the Italy Under 21 team ahead of a double header against Romania.

Rooney took young Macheda under his wing at Old Trafford. The promising Italian praised his Manchester United team-mate for his skills and advice.

"Rooney is a really great person, he always gives me advice. But, as we say in Rome, he's a bit of a coatto.", said Macheda.

Macheda has caught the eye of Lazio after his impressive season start.

Hearing of Lazio's interest, Macheda said: 'I want to improve in Manchester, when I'm more mature I'll be able to make choices. The rumours about Lazio please me but I don't think I will go.'

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