Wayne Rooney

Rooney to remain as Man U captain `no matter what`,insists Mourinho

London [England], Oct.2 : Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will continue to remain captain despite losing his place in the first team at Old Trafford, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

The England international was dropped from the starting XI during the side's 4-1 win over reigning Premier League champions Leicester City while he also started from the bench in the Europa League game against Zorya Luhansk.

In spite of that, Mourinho backed Rooney to continue to motivate the rest of the players in the team, while adding that the 30-year-old does not have to worry about potentially losing his role at United.

Rooney brace inspires Man U to 2-0 win over Sunderland in PL tie

Rooney brace inspires Man U to 2-0 win over Sunderland in PL tie

London, Mar 01 : England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice to help Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 and reclaim the third spot in the Premier League table on Saturday at Old Trafford.

Following a goalless first-half, Rooney put United ahead in the 66th minute after a foul on teammate Radamel Falcao, for which Wes Brown was send off instead of John O'Shea, the BBC reported.

Referee Roger East 's decision to red-card Brown elicited protests from the visitors and subsequently, Rooney added a second goal through a header after Adnan Januzaj's shot deflected into his path.

Rooney to enter England's coveted `100 club` during Euro'16 qualifier

Wayne RooneyLondon, November 15 : Hoping to make an appearance in one more World Cup, England captain Wayne Rooney would be awarded 100th England cap against Slovenia at Wembley.

Manchester United striker Rooney has become the ninth member to enter the coveted '100 club' as Roy Hodgson's side aim to win all the group matches in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Rooney said that he would never call time on his England career as he always believed that one should finish playing football at a young age and in case of him, he still has lots to contribute towards the team. He further said that he would not be interested in cutting his career short by retiring soon, the BBC reported.

Rooney calls ManU's future 'bright' despite stuttering PL start

Rooney calls ManU's future 'bright' despite stuttering PL startLondon, Sep 24 : Wayne Rooney has expressed unwavering faith in his team despite Manchester United's dismal performance this season.

United faced a 5-3 defeat at Leicester on Sunday. Rooney was although visibly unhappy at his team-mates' performances but said on a hopeful note that the future is bright, reported the BBC.

He said that although a lot of people have written the team off yet he doesn't see it that way.

Despite signing six new players this season, including, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao , United has won just once and has incurred three losses. (ANI)

Van Gaal fan Rooney desperate to copy new boss' hairdo!

Wayne-RooneyLondon, Aug 09 : Manchester United fans have claimed that forward Wayne Rooney, who had been balding once, loves new boss Louis van Gaal so much that he is trying to copy the Dutchman's hairdo.

Rooney has reportedly shelled out thousands on two hair transplants and is using pricey potions to help thicken his thatch.

But now Rooney's mane is growing so well that he has been able to fashion a quiff, just like Van Gaal, The Daily Star reported.

Rooney favourite to succeed Gerrard as England captain

Wayne-RooneyLondon, July 22 : Wayne Rooney is emerging as the favourite to become the new England captain after Steven Gerrard quit international football last night.

Gerrard called time on a glorious England career that saw him win 114 caps to become one of the true greats of the game.

The Liverpool star, 34, admits he did a lot of soul-searching before deciding to stand down following a heart-to-heart talk with his wife Alex and former colleagues, including David Beckham.

Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson is now expected to hand the armband to Rooney when the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign begins in September, reports the Daily Star. (ANI)

Wayne Rooney deems himself perfect for ManU captaincy

Wayne-RooneyLondon, July 13 : England footballer Wayne Rooney believes his record makes him the stand-out candidate for Manchester United captaincy, with Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand gone and Ryan Giggs retired.

However, he has indicated to friends that he will back the ManU boss Louis van Gaal, and Van Persie if the Dutchman gets the armband.

Rooney slams 'Disgusting' British press for invasion of privacy in Portugal

Wayne RooneyLondon, May 19 - England striker Wayne Rooney indulged in a Twitter rant against the British press for reporting his bid to regain fitness while on a family holiday in Portugal.

The Manchester United striker is in Portugal with his wife Coleen and two sons, as well as a couple of fitness experts.

He is making a bid to recover from a groin strain that saw him miss the final three matches of the Premiership season.

According to news. com. au, using his Twitter handle, Rooney described the English press as "disgusting" for following him and his family to Portugal. (ANI)

Giggs feels Rooney ready to 'make a mark' with England squad at WC

Ryan-GiggsLondon, May 10 : Manchester United interim boss Ryan Giggs feels that the club's striker Wayne Rooney is ready to make a mark at this summer's World Cup with England's squad.

Although Rooney has faced a succession of tournament failures since bursting onto the international scene at Euro 2004, Giggs feels that the striker would enjoy more success with the England national side in Brazil this summer.

According to the BBC, Giggs said that Wayne is a top player, is at a good age and is probably at the peak of his powers, adding that he knows for a fact that the striker cannot wait for the World Cup to kickoff.

Rooney doubtful for Champions League clash against Bayern

Wayne-RooneyLondon, April 5 : English Premier League champions Manchester United could be without Wayne Rooney when they travel to Munich to face Bayern in their second-leg quarterfinal match next week with the England striker sustaining a toe injury.

Rooney bruised his toe during United's 1-1 home draw with the reigning champions Bayern in the first-leg match Tuesday, reports Xinhua.

Red Devils manager David Moyes revealed Friday that his side would be without Rooney in Saturday's league match against Newcastle and could also miss the Munich match next Wednesday.

Football fans term Rooney's new 300k pounds Man U contract as 'madness'

Wayne RooneyLondon, Feb. 17 - Football fans have slammed star Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's new 300,000 pound-a-week new contract, describing it as "madness".

The Old Trafford star is now expected to cement his place as the highest paid player in the English Premier League if he agrees to the 70.2 million pound five-year deal, reports the Daily Star.

Fans, however, took to Twitter to vent their fury over Rooney's new contract and poked fun at him.

Some questioned the need for giving Rooney 300,000 pounds a week. Others mocked the striker, with some asking whether Rooney could ever be expected to live on

Rooney 'reportedly' not prepared to sign new deal with Man U

wayne-rooneyLondon, Jan 22 : Ace striker Wayne Rooney is reportedly not prepared to sign a new deal at Manchester United even if Juan Mata joins the club from Chelsea.

The England striker is understood to be waiting until at least the summer to see who else David Moyes brings in before making a decision about his future.

United want to offer the 28-year-old a new four-year 250,000 pound a week plus incentives deal.

United is expected to bid around 39 million pound for Mata, The Mirror reports.

Chelsea is not against the Spanish midfielder, 25, moving to Old Trafford.

Man U will sell Rooney this summer to overseas club: Mourinho

Jose-MourinhoLondon, Jan 18 : Chelsea's coach Jose Mourinho has said Manchester United will sell their ace striker Wayne Rooney this summer only to a club outside the Premier League.

Chelsea bid twice for Rooney and there are strong indications that Mourinho still believes he can sign the player, who has just one further season of his contract left to run.

He said maybe this summer they will try to sell Rooney to a non-direct rival, The Independent reports.

Mourinho later clarified that by non-direct rival he meant an overseas club. (ANI)

Rooney slams Tyler over `anti-Man U` commentary in Cardiff game

Wayne-RooneyLondon, Nov 25 : Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has hit out at Sky commentator Martin Tyler for continuously referring to a nasty tackle that he made during a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City in the Premier League.

According to the Mirror, the England striker found the net with a deflected shot on 15 minutes but was lucky not to have been sent off eight minutes earlier for kicking Jordan Mutch on the back of the leg.

Having watched the game back, Rooney said he accepted that his tackle was bad but was aggrieved that veteran mic man Tyler kept referring to it, the report said.

Moyes says Rooney is not for sale

David-MoyesLondon, Aug 12 : Manchester United manager David Moyes has stressed that the English champions have no plans to sell England international Wayne Rooney.

Rooney, who was sold by Moyes 10 years ago from Everton, has been targeted by Chelsea but the Red Devils have twice declined its bids, reports Xinhua.

The 27-year-old England striker missed Sunday's FA Community Shield win over Wigan with a shoulder injury.

Moyes said at the post-match press conference at Wembley, "We don't want to sell Wayne."

Rooney out for a month with hamstring injury

Wayne-RooneyBangkok, July 12 : Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney suffered a hamstring injury during the team's pre-season tour to Asia and will now miss a month's action.

He flew back to England Thursday and will sit out from the team's three-week-long tour to Bangkok, Japan, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Rooney wrote on facebook describing himself as "gutted" at having to miss out on the chance to play for the reigning Premier League champions under their new manager David Moyes, reports Guardian.

United poised to sell ''no longer indispensable'' Rooney at the end of season

Wayne-RooneyLondon, Mar 7 : Manchester United is ready to sell striker Wayne Rooney at the end of the season as boss Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly feels that the striker is no longer indispensable to the club.

United is ready to cash in on Rooney, with Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain poised to lead the chase for him, following Ferguson''s ongoing concerns over Rooney''s fitness and overall conditions, the Mirror reports.

Tensions between Ferguson and Rooney came to a head when the 35 million pound-rated English star was dropped from United''s starting line-up against Real Madrid, to which it lost 2-1 to exit the Champions League.

Rooney invites American Idol contestant with cystic fibrosis to match against Real Madrid

Kayden-Stephenson-wayne-rooneyLondon, Feb 18 : Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has reportedly gifted a VIP trip to an American Idol contestant suffering from cystic fibrosis, to watch his team play against Real Madrid in a Champions League match at Old Trafford on March 5.

Rooney, who lost childhood friend Stephen Johnson to the same condition, offered an all-expenses paid VIP trip to teenaged Kayden Stephenson and his family whom he contacted directly after watching his show, the Sun reports.

Brazilian Neymar says ‘one-man Rooney team’ England has no chances to win 2014 WC

Brazilian Neymar says ‘one-man Rooney team’ England has no chances to win 2014 WC London, Feb 6 : Brazilian striker Neymar has claimed England has no chance of winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup in because they are over-reliant on their only match-winner Wayne Rooney, Ahead of Wednesday's Wembley friendly between England and Brazil to celebrate the Football Association's (FA) 150th anniversary, Neymar said the Three Lions is a good team with some very good players, but he doesn't look at them as one of their main rivals for the World Cup.

‘Not good enough’ Rooney relinquishes penalty-taking duties to Van Persie

Wayne-RooneyLondon, Feb 2 : Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said it is his own decision to hand over the penalty-taking duties to teammate Robin Van Persie after talking to manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Rooney, who faces Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday, having scored nine goals in his last nine appearances for United, was criticized by Ferguson after missing from the penalty spot for the second time this season during the FA Cup third-round replay against West Ham United last month, the Telegraph reports.

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