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Wayne Rooney | Forward | #10

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 172

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Wayne Rooney is still a member of Everton Football Club, for the time being, as he waits on a deal to DC United.
More than two weeks has passed since reports confirmed that the former Manchester United star agreed to a move to the MLS side, but no announcement has been made as the sides work out all the details of another big-name move to MLS. Said DC United manager Ben Olsen: "Nothing is done, so I don't want to get into talk of arrival until he actually arrives. Nothing is ever done in this world and when you're looking at a deal of this scope and size. We'll see, but hopefully we can get it done." May 29 - 4:46 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Reports in England and the U.S. have confirmed that forward Wayne Rooney has agreed to move to D.C. United this summer.

And the veteran forward won’t be available to feature for the Toffees one final time this weekend after undergoing a minor operation on his knee that will rule him out of the season finale. The move to DC United is expected to be in the range of £12 million although manager Sam Allardyce said he hadn’t been informed of a formal decision yet. Meanwhile, Allardyce said the club is still waiting on the fitness of midfielders Theo Walcott and James McCarthy for Sunday’s match against West Ham: There is a chance for Theo. Mason is back training as well. "But I am not sure, with what we have available at centre half, we need to risk him, because he is short of match practice. But he is training with us, so we will decide that later on today."
May 11 - 5:17 PM

Everton was handed a major boost ahead of the weekend with Wayne Rooney back in the team to face Bournemouth.

The Everton captain has missed the last two games—0-0 draws with Chelsea and West Brom—due to a bad virus but has recovered and returned to training. While manager Sam Allardyce admitted the forward may not be ready for a full 90 minutes, he welcomed Rooney's return with the club failing to score without him: "Wayne is back from illness. He has been stuck in bed for three days. Any quality player who gets fit and returns is a big boost. The only thing we have done recently is transformed the team into a better defensive unit, and that has given us a platform. But I am still a little concerned about the amount of goals we are capable of scoring."
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:27:00 AM

Everton continued their resurgence under Sam Allardyce as they came from behind to beat Swansea City 3-1 at Goodison Park.

Everton extended its unbeaten run to five matches and moved up to ninth in the table thanks to a convincing second-half performance. Swansea started the better and took the lead in the 35th minute when Leroy Fer poked home from a corner, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin reacted first to turn home the rebound from Wayne Rooney's saved penalty in first-half stoppage time to level the scores. Gylfi Sigurdsson, on his first appearances against his former club, put the Toffees in front with an unstoppable long-range strike in the 64th minute, before Rooney sealed all three points when he converted his second penalty attempt of the night. Rooney has now scored 10 leagues goals since rejoining Everton, while his assist on Siggy's strike saw him climb up to third-place in the Premier League’s all-time assist record (103).
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Wayne Rooney continues his personal redemption at his boyhood club as his goal was the only one in the 1-0 win over Newcastle .

The results for the team have improved markedly since Sam Allardyce arrived at Goodison Park. One thing that has been fairly constant is Wayne Rooney's production. The former Manchester United forward scored his 9th in the league and he seems to be gasining steam as the Toffees continue to improve.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:38:00 PM

Liverpool were the stronger side on a snowy day at Anfield, but Everton made the most of one moment in the match, as Wayne Rooney scored from the spot to end the Merseyside derby at 1-1.

Wayne Rooney has had his share of derby moments, the bicycle kick a few years back against Manchester City easily comes to mind, so he was certainly up for his first Merseyside derby in thirteen years. Frankly, there was nothing happening for the Toffees. By halftime, they had given a goal away and Jordan Pickford led the team in passes completed. It continued to be all Liverpool until the 76th minute. Rooney sent a high lob pass perfectly into the pat of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the latter was brought down in the box. Rooney stepped up to take the penalty and converted in vintage style. The defense, vastly improved under Sam Allardyce hung on until the final whistle to earn the point.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:18:00 AM

Wayne Rooney looked like the superstar of old with a hat-trick in a 4-0 throttling of West Ham on Wednesday.

Against former coach David Moyes, Everton put together its best performance of the season in front of newly hired manager Sam Allardyce, starting in the 18th minute with a quirky goal for Rooney. The Everton captain saw a penalty saved after Dominic Calvert-Lewin was taken down in the box by Joe Hart, but Rooney recovered to head the save back in. Just 10 minutes later, Rooney added a second after connecting with Tom Davies. And the third was the most spectacular of all as Rooney scored from inside his own half as a clear goal-of-the-season contender.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 04:56:00 PM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman announced five players are fit to face Arsenal on Sunday after a string of injuries.

The under-fire manager confirmed that Wayne Rooney, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka are all in contention to face the Gunners after being rested in the club's Europa League loss to Lyon yesterday. Said Koeman about Rooney: "He’s working hard to get it right for himself and also for the team. I admire the way he is a professional on the pitch and in training." The manager also confirmed that midfielders Morgan Schneiderlin and James McCarthy are expected to be available for the weekend match.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Brighton looked to be on the verge of earning their 3rd win in a row at the AMEX before Wayne Rooney levelled from the spot in stoppage time.

Brighton's goal came from Anthony Knockaert, returned to the Brighton starting XI after he was dropped for their visit to the Emirates in their pre-international break outing. The Frenchman seized his chance after Izquierdo's blocked shot came to him. In a game which lacked drama, Everton were will be thankful to Bruno for elbowing Calvert-Lewin in the area while a free-kick was fired in late on. Wayne Rooney made mo mistake with the ensuing penalty, sending Ryan the wrong way. The Australian goalkeeper made two saves after to deny Kevin Mirallas a winner. The pressure continues to mount on Ronald Koeman as Everton's slow start to the season comtinues.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 10:48:00 AM

Everton lost their fourth match in their last five league games, showing little sign of life at home against Burnley in a 0-1 loss.

Ronald Koeman is definitely feeling the pressure after exiting today's match to a chorus of boos from inside Goodison Park, as supporters are wondering why all the summer spending is not turning into results. To be fair, they had a tough schedule the past month, but today's fixture was a chance to right the ship and Everton couldn't grab a foothold in the match. Wayne Rooney was left on the bench to start the game and failed to make a significant impact in the final half hour as the Toffees were looking to equalize a first half goal conceded to the Clarets. Oumar Niasse, who was the hero last week, had a header miss the target and Gylfi Sigurdsson's life with the club continued a rough start when he had a great look to score only to hit it right at the keeper with little power. It will be a trip to Brighton next for Koeman and company after the international break.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 11:30:00 AM

On a night that saw Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal and Everton deserve all three points, the Toffees had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Rooney joined Alan Shearer as just the second player to score 200 Premier League goals when he put Everton ahead after 35 minutes. Dominic Calvert-Lewin provided the assist as the former Manchester United striker slotted the youngster's pass through the legs of Manchester City keeper Ederson from eight yards. Things looked even bright for the visitors just before the half as City were reduced to 10 men after Kyle Walker was booked twice in rapid succession. However, the numerical advantage was not enough to hold off the Citizens who found the equalizer when Raheem Sterling volleyed home a weak defensive header by Mason Holgate on 82 minutes. Everton would also finish the match with 10 men as Morgan Schneiderlin sent off in the 88th for a second yellow, capping off an unlucky night for Ronald Koeman's side at the Etihad.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 05:27:00 PM

It was a blast back to the start of the millennium: Wayne Rooney leading Everton to victory at Goodison Park.

The Manchester United legend returned to Merseyside this summer and immediately stepped in to help fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku heading the other way. In stoppage time of the first half, Rooney sent a powerful header into the back of the net after finding a cross from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the middle of the box, which means the forward went 4,869 days between Everton goals. Meanwhile, Micheal Keane and Jordan Pickford both made their Everton debut with a clean sheet as the Toffees worked out of a back-three.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Everton have completed the signing of Wayne Rooney from Manchester United, 13 years after he departed his boyhood club as a teenager.

Rooney, now 31, became United's top scorer in a trophy laden career at the club. However, he was at best a squad player under José Mourinho last season and it has been clear for while that Rooney's heart has been set on a return to his Merseyside home. United manager José Mourinho paid tribute to Rooney in a club statement about his departure, while chief executive Ed Woodward also sung the England top scorer's praises. Rooney himself expressed his delight at the move, revealing that he has secretly worn Everton pyjamas in all his time as a United player. He described potentially winning a trophy with Everton as "the pinnacle". United have reported waived any transfer fee for the player and may be contributing to a portion of Rooney's hefty salary. That said, the deal suits both clubs. United are expected to announce the signing of Romelu Lukaku on Monday. The number 10 jersey he has vacated will be filled by Rooney.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Jul 10, 2017 01:14:00 AM

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is set to return to Everton on a free transfer.

BBC Sport are reporting that there is "quiet optimism" that the deal will be closed in spite of interest from a variety of other clubs. As part of the transfer, United may even contribute some of Rooney's £13 million per annum wage bill. Rooney is entering the final year of his current deal at Old Trafford in 2017/18, but there is no intention on the club's side that that period be extended further. Meanwhile Rooney was quoted in May saying he'd like to stay at the club but he was quick to add that he also needs to play football. Rooney's transfer is independent to Romelu Lukaku's move in the opposite direction, though The Guardian are reporting that the Rooney deal is notionally considered as part of a £100 million agreement for the Belgian's signature.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 10:26:00 PM

Manchester United record goalscorer Wayne Rooney is subject to rampant speculation regarding a potential move back to his boyhood club, Everton.

The BBC are reporting that there is "increased momentum" behind Everton's pursuit of the veteran striker. Everton were heavily linked with a move for Rooney earlier in the window, but they appeared to shrink back from the possibility as time wore on. However, a deal now seems to be on the table again, after Rooney's agent Paul Stretford met the Toffees' Chairman Bill Kenwright on Wednesday. While a number of PL clubs are interested in signing Rooney, he himself has previously stated he would not play for another PL club after his United career other than Everton. An agreement would suit both clubs, with the Red Devils looking to offload the fading and non-playing Rooney's large salary. Everton, meanwhile, are ambitiously going about their business this summer as they aim to break the glass ceiling into the Top Six. The arrival of a highly marketable player like Rooney would be a huge coup from a global marketing point of view.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 03:35:00 PM