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Wayne Rooney | Forward

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 172

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Wayne Rooney netted a goal and helped on another as Manchester United routed QPR at Old Trafford in Week 4 action.
Despite the strong statistics, Rooney's week isn't necessarily one that will make fantasy managers stand up and shout. Given United's dominance, the fact that the vast majority of Rooney's points came from the goal and the assist leaves one wondering how often double digit outputs will be replicated when the opposition is stronger. With Radamel Falcao getting acclimated, there is also the ever-present chance that Rooney will be rotated more frequently than he has been in the past. Sep 15 - 2:53 PM

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Technically England won 1-0 with Wayne Rooney scoring the only goal but the new captain was poor as was most of the side.

Raheem Sterling continued his ascent with another strong performance that saw him dangerous when linking up with Daniel Sturridge as well as drawing the penalty that Rooney scored. The news was not nearly so bright elsewhere as England only managed two shots on target (one being the penalty) against a Norway side that no one is going to confuse with Germany or Holland. With a strong Swiss side looming on Monday England will have to up their game significantly with qualification for Euro2016 coming soon. With Falcao arriving at Old Trafford and Robin van Persie apparently not injured, Rooney will also have to up his game or else face the possibility of significant time on the bench.
Sep 4 - 11:01 AM

Manchester United have agreed to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco.

This is a massive move by Manchester United, with Falcao regarded as one of the top strikers in world football, having cost Monaco £50million in 2013. The Colombian's arrival is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms, but the majority of media outlets are reporting these issues as mere formalities. The completion of a deal for Falcao (for a £6million loan fee) is likely to see Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck leave Old Trafford before the end of the day. A striker had not seemed to be a priority position for United to fill, and there will be questions raised regarding Louis van Gaal's ability to fit Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Falcao, Juan Mata and £60million record signing Angel Di Maria in to a balanced starting XI.

The anticipated debut of Louis van Gaal's Manchester United did not go as everyone predicted as an upstart Swansea City dealt the hosts a stunning 1-2 defeat.

Fantasy managers, United supporters, and pretty much the entire global soccer community were not expecting this result, though one has to wonder if somewhere right now David Moyes is grinning. Even if this version of United were not poised to completely turn around the disappointment of last season, one would have at least thought they wouldn't lose their home opener for the first time in forty-two years. Rooney managed to grab his first goal of the season and not ruin the day for the vast majority of managers who invested in him, but those looking for a clean sheet or attacking production from the likes of Juan Mata and Ashley Young will have little to celebrate. van Gaal will get to enjoy a solid week of media pressure after this debut. Welcome to the Premier League Louis.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 16 - 10:02 AM

Nik Argiropoulos believes Wayne Rooney must be considered one of the top fantasy picks for Week 1.

The top pick for the opening weekend. Rooney is looking trim, he's been playing well in pre-season and has the motivation of being handed the captain's armband by Louis van Gaal. In Robin van Persie's absence he'll take penalties and many of the set pieces, so that should lead to the striker being well worth the £16million investment in the Yahoo game. Visitors Swansea could be in for a tough time.
Aug 15 - 2:43 AM

The fate of Wayne Rooney has been heavily debated since Louis Van Gaal was named managed but the forward has been exceptional in pre-season with 3 goals and an assist in four matches.

With the popular perception being that only one of Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney will flourish in the United line-up, it has been widely speculated that the England man could suffer or even be transferred now that LVG has arrived. If pre-season results are any indicator (and they aren't always for sure) then Rooney is putting his best foot forward. He will certainly be an expensive player in all fantasy formats but there is hope that he'll be worth it after United's showing in the International Champions Cup.
Aug 5 - 2:53 PM

Manchester United announced a world record kit deal with manufacturer adidas. The deal will see United bring in a minimum of £75 million per season.

With Nike bowing out of negotiations last week, adidas have signed a massive deal with the Old Trafford club starting with the 2015-16 season. With a lot of work to be done re-tooling the roster, increased revenue from a new kit sponsor this season (Chevrolet) and a new manufacturer (adidas) next season will mean money to spend on the likes of Arturo Vidal and/or Angel Di Maria. The change, along with Arsenal's move to Puma, means that Nike are left with only Manchester City and Queen's Park Rangers in the Premier League.
Jul 14 - 10:51 AM

Wayne Rooney finally scored his first World Cup final goal but it wasn't enough as shoddy defending was capitalized upon by Luis Suarez twice, and Uruguay would hand England the loss in a 2-1 final.

Rooney looked to have another frustrating showing added to his World Cup resume as a header and a shot from point blank range just wouldn't go in the first hour of the match. Finally in the 75th minute, they equalized as Glen Johnson sent a nice pass across the box and Rooney smashed it in. England then went on a frenzy in the final third, appearing to be in good shape to take the lead. Unfortunately for them, Uruguay found a winner instead and now England sit on zero points with one game to play. Amazingly, they are still not out of it, but they need a ton of help.
Jun 19 - 5:11 PM

England XI: Hart, Johnson, Jagielka, Cahill, Baines, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Rooney, Welbeck, Sturridge

England named an unchanged side that lost to Italy in the first match of group play but the popular belief is that Rooney and Raheem Sterling will swap positions with the youngster moving out to the wing while Rooney moves back into his more customary central role.
Source: SkySports
Jun 19 - 1:10 PM

Multiple sources in England have Manchester United making a huge £50+ million bid for PSG forward Edinson Cavani.

Cavani is a very good player and there are rumors that he isn't exactly thrilled playing second fiddle behind Zlatan but things start to fall apart pretty quickly after that. There are quotes from the PSG president saying that the player is going no where for starters. After that there is the minor detail that forward is pretty far down the list of priorities at Manchester United this summer. Maybe they can afford £50million for a forward and massive upgrades in midfield and defense but it doesn't seem likely.
Jun 11 - 11:18 AM

Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling will represent Manchester United in the England World Cup squad with Rooney the only likely starter.

Manchester United's issues in midfield this past season are underscored by the fact that their usually England-heavy midfield will be sending no representatives to Brazil with the Three Lions. Wayne Rooney, assuming he's healthy, will likely lead the attacking line but United's other three England players - Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck, and Chris Smalling - are much more likely to spend their time in Brazil on the bench with great seats.
May 12 - 5:35 PM

Alert to Robin van Persie fans, the Dutch forward appears set to start in Manchester United's season finale on the South Coast.

With Wayne Rooney continuing to rest his groin in hopes of being at full strength for the World Cup, Robin van Persie appears set to start at forward for the Red Devils as they attempt to end the season on a bright note. The summer will undoubtedly see great change at Old Trafford and everyone will be looking to leave a positive impression whether it is for a new team or to impress the new manager/Louis van Gaal.
May 10 - 7:57 PM

Wayne Rooney is a major doubt for Manchester United's midweek match against Hull City with a groin injury.

Interim manager Ryan Giggs stated earlier today that "Wayne is probably struggling for the game. He's not quite recovered. We'll continue to monitor him." Some news outlets are going as far as saying that Rooney is already ruled out. With Manchester United having nothing to play for and considering Rooney's World Cup aspirations, we would be very surprised to see the striker play in either of United's last two matches. Robin van Persie came off the bench in United's last match and could be fit enough to start against Hull. RvP will be a good fantasy option in week 38, especially if Rooney continues to miss time as expected.
Source: DailyMail
May 5 - 5:24 PM

Ryan Giggs' managerial debut couldn't have gone much better with Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata both scoring a brace as United rolled over Norwich 4-0.

It is hard to consider a home match to Norwich a proper test of the new manager but until a better test presents himself today's result certainly can't hurt. Wayne Rooney scored the first goal on a penalty after Steven Whittaker fouled Danny Welbeck in the area. Rooney's second came from a Shinji Kagawa assist and essentially settled the match. The first of Juan Mata's two substitute goals came a mere three minutes after he was introduced for Welbeck and he capped the scoring ten minutes later. With United playing twice next match week, managers will want to stock up quickly.
Apr 26 - 2:42 PM

Wayne Rooney is back in training after showing no further effects from the toe injury that kept him out of United's last Premier League match against Newcastle.

Rooney will be available to lead the line against his old club, Everton, this weekend. Rooney is always a good fantasy option, and has a double gameweek coming up in week 37 to add to the appeal.
Source: The Guardian
Apr 18 - 1:36 AM