"Rotherham didn't show class or respect from above" ... Wayne Rooney points the finger at Millers chairman Tony Stewart

Wayne Rooney at New York Stadium tonight. Picture by Dave PoucherWayne Rooney at New York Stadium tonight. Picture by Dave Poucher
Wayne Rooney at New York Stadium tonight. Picture by Dave Poucher
OPPOSITION manager Wayne Rooney tonight accused Rotherham United chairman Tony Stewart of behaving in a "disrespectful" way towards Derby County.

The Millers triumphed 3-0 in this evening's Championship clash at AESSEAL New York Stadium where Stewart and the party he was sitting with were extremely vocal in their support of the home team.

“The one thing that Rotherham didn't show was class or respect from above. I think the chairman was a bit disrespectful," Rams boss Rooney said.

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“We are quick enough to have a go at fans for using (bad) language or being offensive on the side but you don't expect it from the chairman. I wouldn't expect it from our owners or our board.

“It's a bit disappointing but I suppose he works in different ways to us.”

Millers manager Warne said that Rooney had raised the matter with him as soon as the final whistle blew.

"I can't speak for other people," he said. "I am just delighted with the three points."

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Goals from Michael Ihiekwe, Michael Smith and Ryan Giles saw Rotherham see off Derby in their rearranged showdown following yesterday's postponement because of a waterlogged pitch.

Victory lifted them to 22nd in the table, just two points from safety, and they have matches in hand.

Warne said: “We didn't start as well as I would have liked but in the end I thought we could have scored more.

"It was an edgy game but to come away with a clean sheet and three goals, we're really pleased.

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“The players have been magnificent, even in defeats. Fortunately tonight the ball bounced for us kindly in the six-yard box and we took our chances.

“We have had three wins out of five. With this amount of games left, we have our destiny in our own hands.”