The Doc’s Prescription - Bad boys win

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates the winning goal during the UEFA Champions League, Group C match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 24, 2010. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates the winning goal during the UEFA Champions League, Group C match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 24, 2010. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

WHEN IT comes to selling replica shirts it doesn’t seem to hurt to be a bit of a bad boy!

Throw in the odd scandal or two, wear a permanent scowl and hurl abuse directly into a TV camera and ‘Bob’s your uncle’.

The latest figures for replica sales show Wayne Rooney as number one, replacing out-of sorts Fernando Torres who by the way achieved most of his sales when wearing the red of Liverpool.

Man United’s Javier Hernandez goes straight in at number four despite it being his first full season in the Premiership and if he keeps scoring goals, no doubt he will move up the rankings.

United’s other Premiership ‘Bad Boy’, Ryan Giggs is a new entry at number 10, surprise, surprise.

So according to replica shirt sales, smiling is out, scowling is in.

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