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

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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. Apr 18 - 1:36 AM
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Wayne Rooney has indicated that he is willing to take an injection to ensure he can play in Manchester United's Champions League second leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Manager David Moyes has been quoted as saying that he'd "be mad" not to let Rooney play given the player's determination to do so. Assuming he comes through that match in good condition he will also likely be in the frame to start United's next Premier League match on April 20th vs. Everton. Unless he suffers a setback in Munich it seems highly likely he will be back to face his former club.
Apr 8 - 2:02 PM

Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of Manchester United's match with Newcastle tomorrow because of a toe injury, and is in danger of missing the second leg of Champions League play next week.

Critical news late in the week as most fantasy managers probably have their XI's set, but any squad containing Rooney will now have to be reshuffled. With Robin van Persie also sidelined, the Red Devils attack, which hasn't exactly been dependable this season to begin with, will have to call upon Danny Welbeck and/or Javier Hernandez to lead the line. Welbeck is probably the better bet for the start but temper expectations without United's key player there to create the chances.

After falling behind early, Manchester United responded big, scoring four unanswered goals to dump Aston Villa 4-1.

It looked like another dreadful afternoon for the Red Devils after conceding 13 minutes in, but it was all United from there. Wayne Rooney would score a first half brace, first with a header from a Shinji Kagawa cross while being competely unmarked, then in the closing moments of the half, when Leandro Bacuna brought Juan Mata down in the box, Rooney stepped up and converted the spot kick to give United a lead they would not vanquish. Mata finally scored his first goal for United in the second half and Chicharito wrapped things up late with an easy connection from Adnan Januzaj. Rooney is now on 15 league goals and Mata looked his sharpest since moving to Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney scored a brace including a strike from half field that caught the West Ham keeper out of his net. United won the match by Rooney's two goals to none for the Hammers.

With Robin van Persie out for four to six weeks Manchester United needed someone to step up to lead the line and Wayne Rooney answered the call. Rooney's eighth minute opener was an audacious attempt from just over the half field line that caught Adrian off his line. In the 33rd minute, Rooney was in a more conventional spot when the ball found him in the box and he directed it past Adrian for the final score of 2-0. High profile acquisitions from the past two summers Shinji Kagawa and Marouane Fellaini both featured in the spine of United's midfield and Michael Carrick took a rare turn as a center back with Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling both injured.

Wayne Rooney turned in a vintage performance, helping Manchester United to a rare convincing win, as he provided a goal and an assist in a tidy 0-3 win over West Bromwich Albion.

It was all United in this one as they took advantage of a Baggies side that offered little threat in their 90 minutes. The Red Devils opened the scoring when Robin van Persie curled a free kick that met the head of Phil Jones, who scored his first league goal in two seasons. Van Persie would go on to display some troublesome behavior that could have seen him get a red card, but David Moyes wisely substituted the Dutchman before things got out of hand, and Rooney did the lifting from there, a header in the 65th minute from a Rafael cross gave him his 11th league goal, then Danny Welbeck sealed the points late with a wide open net, having been set up by Rooney. The result should provide plenty of confidence for Moyes' side but they will be tested next week when they host surging Liverpool.
Mar 8 - 9:45 AM

Manchester United struggled to get anything going in the first half but a Robin van Persie penalty and a spectacular Wayne Rooney volley gave the Red Devils a comfortable 2-0 win.

Patrice Evra made a dangerous run into the box and was brought down by Marouane Chamakh for a penalty. Robin van Persie capitalized and before long, Wayne Rooney scored a spectacular volley to put United up 2-0. Palace tried to pressure but never really caused much danger. United are now up to 6th place and will look to go on a run in an attempt to salvage their season.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 22 - 2:52 PM

Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have returned to training ahead of Manchester United's Week 23 match-up with Cardiff City.

While it isn't clear if Rooney will start it is an extremely encouraging sign for David Moyes that Rooney, along with Robin van Persie and Marouane Fellaini, has returned to training. With Juan Mata also arriving to bolster United's attack it could be an entirely different, and superior, group to the one that lined-up in Week 22. The only word of caution for fantasy managers for Week 23 is that there is a risk that one or more of Rooney, RvP and Mata may start on the bench given minimal training with the first team.
Source: @Physioroom
Jan 27 - 2:58 PM

Once again it appears that Manchester United are likely to be without top forwards Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie as they travel to Stamford Bridge for a Week 22 match-up.

Manchester United have been surviving the absence of their two best players reasonably well due in large part to the kindness of the schedule. With a trip to Chelsea looming in Week 22 and their two star men still not likely to be ready the consequences of the injuries is likely to be felt. Even with Rooney and RvP the Red Devils would likely have struggled to win against in-form Chelsea but without them it appears to be a bridge too far to expect even a single point from the match.
Jan 17 - 9:27 AM

Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will miss Manchester United's match against Swansea this weekend with injury.

David Moyes revealed that Rooney has gone away for some hot-weather training with a fitness coach, stating "Wayne's groin hasn't quite recovered. He's away with his family and the coach. Hopefully we can get him fit to face Chelsea". On van Persie's absence, he added that "Robin's going to be a little while. We'll do everything we can to get him back.". This means Danny Welbeck will start this weekend, with Javier Hernandez possibly alongside him.

Wayne Rooney played 90 minutes against Spurs in United's 2-1 loss but despite that, David Moyes isn't confident in Rooney being back to full fitness.

Speaking to the club's web site, Moyes said ""The plan was to play Wayne for 90 minutes, but he has a bit of a groin injury. The longer it went on, we had to try to get more attacking players on the pitch to try and find more ways to score. If I could [rest Rooney] I would, but the games are coming thick and fast. He has missed a game with his groin and he may well miss some more coming up." Hardly an endorsement that Rooney will be a certain starter which makes him a questionable fantasy selection until he is passed fit.
Jan 2 - 11:24 AM

Wayne Rooney is suffering with an abductor injury in his groin, and manager David Moyes is reluctant to play him too frequently, lest the injury becomes severe. Rooney did not train ahead of the Spurs match, and Moyes admitted that "We need to wait and see."

I would expect Rooney to make the match. Seemingly, Manchester United are trying to manage the injury and while three matches in a week would be too much for the striker, they'll want him to play against Spurs. It is a risk, however, that even if he can play, that he won't be able to bring his full physical drive to the team that so desperately needs it.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 12:16:00 PM

Wayne Rooney wasn't in Manchester United's squad against Norwich due to his groin injury coming back.

This seems more of a precautionary move to make sure Rooney is good to go against Tottenham. If this was the Champions League final or the last game of the season, I think he would have played. The United forward is expected to return on New Years Day and he should be a good fantasy option against a recently suspect Tottenham defense. Javier Hernandez started up top for the Red Devils and Danny Welbeck came on at halftime replacing Ryan Giggs.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 03:02:00 PM

Wayne Rooney became the 2nd player in Premier League history to score 150 goals for one club as he led the Manchester United charge over Hull City in a 2-3 cracker.

Rooney added to his previous scoring record against Hull City with a goal today which groups him with Thierry Henry in the exclusive "150" club. After trailing 2-0, Rooney was first credited with an assist on a free kick that found the head of Chris Smalling, then brought the game level with a superb volley from 20 yards that found the top left corner of net. United were aided by an own goal in the second half from the Tigers to give them the edge and the three points. Rooney is steadily delivering week in, week out and should be penciled into your squads for the Red Devils trip to Norwich City.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 09:50:00 AM

Manchester United manager has admitted that Wayne Rooney missed today's Cup match against Stoke City with a groin injury. However, "He has got a chance, yes" to play against West Ham United this weekend.

This sounds like the dreaded late fitness test for Mr. Rooney on Saturday. Fantasy managers may choose to stay away, go with Danny Welbeck instead, or at the very least make sure that they have a decent option ready to come off the bench.
Source: Daily Mail
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 12:37:00 AM