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The Wayne Rooney of old could bring joy back to Old Trafford

The Wayne Rooney of old could bring joy back to Old Trafford

Something very peculiar appears to have happened to Wayne Rooney. You may have noticed it during Manchester United’s defeat at the Etihad, then again when England beat Slovenia at Wembley, only for the strange phenomenon to be repeated on Tuesday night, as England were victorious once again, against Scotland. In all three encounters, Rooney ran [...]

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VIDEO: Has Rooney forgotten about the “support” of England fans?

VIDEO: Has Rooney forgotten about the “support” of England fans?

Wayne Rooney has thanked England fans for their support over the past 100 games on his official Instagram account. He clearly forgot about the time he slated them after they booed him following a 0-0 draw with Algeria in the 2010 World Cup.

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Rooney: Great honour to represent England 100 times

Wayne Rooney was awarded with 100th cap for England tonight and marked the occasion by scoring a goal to make him the 3rd joint highest scorer for his country. It was a good day in the end. It was tough as they took the lead and we had to show character but it will be [...]

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VIDEO: Rooney’s goal vs Slovenia

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Rooney snowballed journo behind Anfield then walked him to his car

Wayne Rooney makes his 100th appearance for England tonight which has lead to several newspapers looking for weird and wonderful ways to mark the occasion. Jeff Powell, a journalist who has been going since England won the World Cup, has remembered his favourite memory of United’s striker. The first day of March, 2006, was unusually [...]

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Rooney: Captaincy means I have responsibility with youth

Wayne Rooney has revealed that the captaincy has seen him have a more influential role with the young players at Manchester United. There are different things you have to get involved in, in terms of meetings outside the club and trying to have an influence on the youth development in the club. So certain things [...]

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Wilson: Great watching Ruud score for the team I supported

James Wilson has spoken to MUTV about which strikers have been his favourite. Wayne Rooney – “He broke through at Everton when he was 16 or 17 which was a similar age to me [when I made my debut]. Then he got regular first-team football from then on, so that’s an inspiration for me. He’s [...]

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Rooney: We were in control with 10 men

Wayne Rooney is pleased with how United did today in the 1-0 defeat away to City after playing with ten men for an hour. We responded well and defended well [after falling behind]. I felt for long periods of the game we were the better team. We took control of the game with 10 men [...]

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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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