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LvG: Media invented Rooney’s injury

In the run up to derby day, the media reported that Wayne Rooney was a doubt for the game, but Louis van Gaal has said there is no problem with the striker. Rooney was not injured. The media was writing that but he was never injured. Maybe his shoes were too tight, that is possible, [...]

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STATS: Rooney on derby day

STATS: Rooney on derby day

Wayne Rooney’s suspension is now over but injury could threaten his starting place on Sunday as United take on Manchester City. Reports suggest that the captain will be ready in time to play and the stats above suggest that having Rooney, the all-time top scorer in Manchester derbies, can only be seen as a positive [...]

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STATS: A decade of success of United players compared to world’s best

STATS: A decade of success of United players compared to world’s best

Opta has produced a table looking at the numbers of goals and assists in Europe’s top competitions over the past decade. Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov and Robin van Persie all feature in the top 10.

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VIDEO: Rooney scores for England vs San Marino

Wayne Rooney has now scored 42 goals in 98 appearances for England, putting him 7 goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton’s record.

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Five things we learnt from United 2-1 Everton

Manchester United made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season to catapult themselves into the top four for the first time in 14 months with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday. Following the media’s overreaction to an admittedly under par first five games, [...]

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Getting stuck into The Toffees

Getting stuck into The Toffees

Last week’s 2-1 victory over West Ham was by no means particularly convincing, nor the manner of performance we would have expected, but it’s another three points on the board and a confidence builder after a slightly troubled beginning to the Louis van Gaal era. The Dutchman will be forced to make changes ahead of the [...]

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Why Rooney won’t Wayne on my parade

Why Rooney won’t Wayne on my parade

It was bound to happen. It always does with a new relationship. The first few months are like a fairytale, they draw you in and fill you with hope and before you know it you’re swept into a whirlwind romance showing no signs of letting up. It wasn’t like this last time around. The last [...]

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Wayne Rooney – A captain for the head rather than the heart

Wayne Rooney – A captain for the head rather than the heart

For a club that leads the world in commercial partners, with exclusive deals with official potato snacks, special logistics partners, tie-in diesel engine companies and even affiliated official office equipment suppliers, it’s perhaps something of a surprise that Swansea City haven’t been approached to become Manchester United’s official opponents for competitive managerial debuts. After all, [...]

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Reaction to Rooney captaincy

I used to love Wayne Rooney. I knew he joined the club as an Everton fan but he seemed to really get what playing for United was all about. Rooney would repeatedly talk about how he wanted to spend his entire career here, how he wanted to be viewed by the fans in the same [...]

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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

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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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