The former Trinidad and Tobago star backed the Manchester United striker, and believes that goal-line technology is vital because "there is too much at stake"Dwight Yorke has come out in support of Wayne Rooney, who was criticised by Fabio Capello for his performances at Euro 2012 following England's elimination by Italy in the quarter-final.
The former Three Lions boss had claimed that the striker "only understands Scottish", given that he has starred under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, but has not replicated that form for his country.
Rooney had earlier stated that some of Capello's tactical instructions had been "lost in translation", and that communication between new manager Roy Hodgson and the players has been much clearer.
"I don't understand Scottish either! I think Rooney said something and Capello replied to it. There's not much more to it than that," Yorke said.
The former Aston Villa striker believes that racism in English football has diminished considerably since he started playing in the country, and added that concerned authorities are serious about punishing wrongdoers.
"I have lived in England for 24 years," Yorke continued. "Football has gone a long way in rooting out racism. There are still some incidents but I'm pretty sure Fifa are looking into it. I think it is being taken very seriously."
The former Trinidad and Tobago forward hit 29 goals in his debut season at Old Trafford as he helped the club to an historic Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble.
Having been part of a four-man strike force at United that also included Andy Cole, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he was asked for his take on the current attacking options at Sir Alex's disposal.
"Ours was better! Danny Welbeck has a lot of potential and will keep getting better while he's linking up well with Rooney. Hernandez hasn't enjoyed the same sort of form he did in his first season but hopefully he will push on next season," he told Goal.com.
The debate over goal-line technology peaked when Fifa president Sepp Blatter branded it "a necessity" after Ukraine were denied a goal against England in Group D of the European Championship, and Yorke believes additional help is vital.
"There are now referees on the lines but I think this [introduction of goal-line technology] will happen in the future. There is too much at stake," York concluded.
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