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STATS: If only Rooney fulfilled his potential…

STATS: If only Rooney fulfilled his potential…

It should come as no surprise that Wayne Rooney was on the receiving end of plenty of stick from England fans following Saturday night’s defeat against Italy. Rooney didn’t have a good game, being shifted around in a variety of different positions, and struggled to provide Leighton Baines with much cover when on the left. [...]

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LIVE BLOG: England v Italy

Good evening all, welcome to the Republik of Mancunia World Cup LiveBlog coverage of England v Italy. Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck start for England, with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones ready on the bench if needed, so there is plenty of Manchester United interest on show ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out [...]

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Top Journo Amazed By The Bile Rooney Attracts

Top Journo Amazed By The Bile Rooney Attracts

Speaking to RoM for the World Cup preview, Sam Wallace, the chief football writer at The Independent, has discussed at length the importance of Wayne Rooney to England. It never ceases to amaze how much bile he attracts. You might say Rooney’s curse was to be born English at the wrong time. There are so [...]

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Rooney: Welbeck is fine for Saturday

Danny Welbeck sat out of England training today, leading to speculation that he was injured. However, Wayne Rooney has played down any fears this evening and said that Welbeck will be available for England’s opening game against Italy on Saturday. “Danny will be fine. I’m sure he will be ready for Saturday. He was just [...]

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Rooney: I’m not bothered by critics

Wayne Rooney was played out of position on the left for England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador yesterday, but still managed to score a goal. Several people in the media have claimed that Rooney shouldn’t be guaranteed a starting place but the player insists he isn’t bothered what people have to say. “I am not really [...]

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Have the right United players been chosen for the squad?

Roy Hodgson announced his England squad for the World Cup yesterday and Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling were all selected. Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick are on the standby list. It’s no surprise that Rooney is on the plane to Rio. Despite having rarely performed well for England, and having not [...]

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Rooney: Of course I believe we can go through

Ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich, with United taking a 1-1 draw from the first leg, Wayne Rooney has said he believes we can go through. “We believe we can go through, we believe we have good enough players,” Wayne said during an interview with UEFA.com. “It will be tough because, [...]

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VIDEO: Rooney celebration for Vidic’s goal

———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield. All [...]

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PICTURE: What did Guardiola want Rooney to do?

PICTURE: What did Guardiola want Rooney to do?

With just minutes to go in in last night’s 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger was sent off for a second yellow card for a foul on Wayne Rooney. Pep Guardiola immediately made a ‘diving’ gesture on the touchlines but this didn’t stop the referee from sending off the German’s goalscorer. There’s no denying [...]

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Rooney: United fans are fantastic

Something strange happened during United’s home defeat against Liverpool. With around twenty minutes left to play, and United trailing 2-0, the Stretford End starting singing “20 times, 20 times, Man United. 20 times, 20 times, I say. 20 times, 20 times, Man United, playing football the Matt Busby way.” The Stretford End were on their [...]

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Rooney: This is one of my worst days in football

Wayne Rooney has reflected on today’s defeat against Liverpool and has singled it out as one of his worst moments on the pitch. “It’s one of the worst days I’ve ever had in football,” Rooney told MUTV. “It’s hard to take. You have to give Liverpool credit – they played well – but it’s difficult [...]

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RoM Reaction to Rooney’s new contract

RoM Reaction to Rooney’s new contract

Last season, Wayne Rooney’s form became so poor, by his own high standards, that Sir Alex Ferguson dropped him. He was left out of the starting line-up for our biggest game of the season at home to Real Madrid, a decision that was working well for us until the referee’s scandalous decision to send Nani [...]

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Rooney takes over United’s Instagram account

Rooney takes over United’s Instagram account

“This is a memorable image, taken after I scored my hat-trick goal. Here I am celebrating with some United legends: Ruud, Gary and Giggsy.” “Winning my first title was one of the best feelings ever. Here I am lifting the cup with Ronny, Edwin and Smithy.” “Winning the Champions League was a dream come true. [...]

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Rooney hints that managerial change convinced him to stay

Towards the end of last season, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that Wayne Rooney had asked to leave the club. Whilst Rooney’s representatives strenuously deny that a transfer request was handed in, there has never been any denials that a conversation matching Ferguson’s description took place. Ferguson later claimed that an official request wasn’t handed in [...]

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CONFIRMED: Rooney signs new deal

Manchester United have confirmed that Wayne Rooney has extended his contract with the club. “I am made up to be staying at United,” he said. “In August I will have been at the club for 10 years and during that time I have played with some fantastic players and won everything that I hoped I [...]

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