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Wayne Rooney Gets His Wish

Wayne Rooney scored two goals for England tonight, with his lovely footwork assisting the goal for Steven Gerrard. Liverpool’s captain should have added a second to his talley, yet managed to miss an open goal from a couple of yards out.

After scoring two goals against Kazakhstan at the weekend, as well as three goals in his previous three matches for United against Blackburn, Aalborg and Bolton, Rooney is certainly hitting top form.

Is this the season United fans have been waiting for? When his statistics speak for themselves against the doubters, instead of us having to insist that they’d agree with us if they watched him every week like us…

With his goal in the World Cup Qualifier against Croatia in September, Rooney has now scored in each of the last three outings for his country, quieting the critics who claimed he wasn’t the same player as the one who dazzled for England in Euro 2004.

“It’s always been the case that my goals come all at once, then a little break and then they come again,” Rooney said earlier in the week. “I would like to do it a bit more consistently and keep scoring all the time.”

The last time Rooney had such a run of goals was over a year ago, scoring in seven consecutive matches, including two goals in two games for England.

Can he better that tally this year and keep the goals coming more consistently?

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  1. rubanraj says:

    I remember when he had a run like this one last year. He scored adout 10 goals for club an country in October before that metatarsal fracture turned up again. When he came back from injury, he lost that extra touch for the rest of the season. It could have been him banging in 40+ goals instead of ronaldo.
    I hope he stays fit all the time this season. It’s looking good for him at the moment. However, he has always stated that his overall contribution to his team matters more than his goals. I couldn’t agree more.

  2. Sam says:

    rooney’s strike rate for united is alreay top. At the end of last season he had a goal ratio of 1 in 2. something matches so inside the goal every three games. No reason why the white pele can’t become more consistent with his goals. He showed how clinical he’s getting with the second goal tonight

  3. james f says:

    I really hope he scores 40+ goals this season, because he deserves it. Then we can sell the slave and keep the real United legend forever in our team.

  4. n667 says:

    i dont know if anyone has noticed, he comes into form durin this time towards his bday, check the last 3 season for examples.. i for one notice this coz we share the same bdays!

  5. AJ says:

    Rooney On Fire this season!

    the way he played today with hesky would be great if he does alot of this at United with Berba and Teva

  6. A MAN UNITED FAN says:

    get the slave out of his way

    rooney is the best player in the world and one of the greatest players ive seen with my own eyes

  7. OTRed says:

    I guess shaving his head made him more hair-o-dynamic, now he can run faster and score more.

  8. Tony_Oldham says:

    I think if Wayne manages to go a full season fit and with no Injurys we will see what he is capable of. Hopefully he is over these metertarsal problems, every season he has had at United upto now he has had somthing to contend with. Maybe now we can see the best of Wayne.

  9. Oooodz says:

    Whats his goal scoring form at the moment for club and country??? about 6 in 4? o

  10. casandra says:

    Wonderful Rooney! no wonder this boy is loved by the fans and when he hits top form there is no other like him, great players get you off your seat and last night he graced the field like a gazelle. We know there is much more to come from him, please stay free from injury Wayne and you rise to status of what legends are made of.


    One thing i have noticed is that he has trimmed down… and looks a hell of a lot fitter for it…

    When he is fit… when he is on form… there is nobody better in world football for there all round game..

    Wazza is class… Man u class..

  12. Jig says:


    I never would have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes. The English press are doing cartwheels over Rooney’s goal bonanza! “Maybe now he will fulfill his potential”. What a bunch of lazy maggots, the same sensational rubbish that leads to the inevitable “England to win the world cup” guff.

    I would love to see Wayne continue his goal scoring form (for Utd anyway) but haven’t we all been praising the kid year in year out? And weren’t they all banging on about his progress going backward under Ferguson at Utd only one month ago? Phenomenal that people buy that junk.

    Rant over, carry on ;)

  13. unitedgirl15 says:

    I’m hoping Rooney has Ronaldo’s season, this season.
    Err.. make sense? Lol

  14. john ferry says:

    Maybe now ronaldo will shave his head also.


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