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Wayne Rooney | Forward | #10

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 172

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Wayne Rooney delivered another near anonymous display in United's 3-1 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road today.
It was another error strewn performance for the English record holder with mishit passes and shots throughout along with some bad touches. Only a third of his crosses and half his long balls were accurate but these stats fail to highlight how elementary the errors were. There were many failed passes and crosses of an unacceptably low quality. His rash challenge on Pereyra near the corner flag rught at the death earned him a caution which rounded off another poor display. Many fans feel that Rooney is being accommodated in the current system under Mourinho and hindering the play of others such as Pogba, hence calls for his exclusion are only becoming louder. Sep 18 - 6:01 PM


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Wayne Rooney will retain the England captaincy following an announcement by Sam Allardyce on Monday.

Allardyce had refused to comment on whether Rooney would continue to skipper his country since taking over in July, but revealed as part of yesterdays’ media briefing that the Manchester United player would lead the Three Lions. "Wayne has been an excellent captain for England and the manner in which he has fulfilled the role made it an easy decision for me to ask him to continue," Allardyce told the Football Association's official website. "Wayne's record speaks for itself. He is the most senior member of the squad and he is hugely respected by his peers. All of these factors point towards him being the right choice to lead the team." Rooney took over from Steven Gerrard in 2014 and will become England’s most-capped outfield player [116th appearance] on Saturday if he is selected for the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 30 - 6:05 AM

Wayne Rooney's underlying stats from last weekends victory over Bournemouth highlight that the Englishman is being deployed in a more attacking role by new manager Jose Mourinho.

While continuing to receive the ball back the pitch as he did in the Van Gaal era, Rooney also took on the ball in central areas on the edge and inside the box. However, his own passing lacked guile, with most of it being directed out to the right flank. England's record goalscorer also took three shots on goal from dangerous positions within the box. One of these was scored while the other two drew saves out of Artur Boruc. All in all, Rooney may prove to be a fantastic FPL option priced at only 9.0m in the official game and also in non-salary capped formats where he was once a must-have.
Source: FourFourTwo
Aug 18 - 1:29 PM

Jose Mourinho has made a series of statements to reporters that puts into serious question how much Wayne Rooney can expect to play this season.

Mourinho, in his first Manchester United news conference, indicated that he did not consider Wayne Rooney to be a deep-lying midfielder. Put that together with a later statement endorsing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rashford as a strong forward duo. Throw in the arrival of Henrikh Mkhitaryan announced earlier today that will likely see the central attacking midfield role settled. With all of those positions spoken for Rooney's status is very much in question.
Source: espnfc.com
Jul 6 - 12:24 PM

In his typical style, Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on his official Twitter page that he will be playing for Manchester United this coming season.

After a legendary career that made stops in the Eredivisie with Ajax, Serie A with Juventus, Inter and AC Milan, La Liga with Barcelona and most recently Ligue One with PSG, the larger-than-life striker will finally make his mark in the PL. Much anticipation awaits for the Red Devils this coming season, with Jose Mourinho managing and Zlatan now arriving. It should officially end the era of Wayne Rooney playing at striker and Marcus Rashford will likely be making more appearances off the bench and starting in cup games assuming Zlatan stays fit. Then again, Mourinho may have just bought himself the newest version of Falcao and everything goes sour. Zlatan will certainly look to improve on his Euro performance but he should have plenty of improved quality around him. Expect his fantasy price tag to be through the roof. It could be a boom or bust early/expensive pick in draft leagues while FPL managers may want to wait and see before breaking their banks.
Jun 30 - 11:25 AM

Wayne Rooney moved quickly to allay injury concerns by confirming: "I’m fit. I am enjoying my football and the tournament, and really looking forward to the game on Monday."

Rooney was pictured with strapping around his left ankle after training on Thursday, however, the England captain dismissed any suggestion that he was at risk of missing the last-16 encounter with Iceland in four days. Rooney is one of a number of players who is expected to be recalled to the starting XI having dropped to the bench for the final Group B bore-draw with Slovakia. Roy Hodgson made six changes to the side which saw the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and Dele Alli drop out, but following a disappointing performance in Saint-Etienne, the Three Lions boss could revert back to the side which beat Wales 2-1 with Rooney playing in central midfield.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 23 - 12:25 PM

ESPN are reporting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sign on for Manchester United as soon as his time at Euro 2016 has ended.

There have been rumors of discussions with Bayern Munich as well as loyalty clauses at PSG that were both thought to be delaying the big Swede's decision to move to Old Trafford. As it now stands, ESPN are reporting that this is a done deal and Zlatan will take his first crack at the Premier League. Whether a move to Manchester United gets him any closer to his first Champions League title remains to be seen.
Jun 14 - 3:28 PM

England drew their opening Group B game of Euro 2016 but the manner in which they allowed Russia to steal a last-gasp point left the Three Lions feeling like they had lost the match.

"[I am] disappointed not to win it obviously. I thought we played some really good stuff, created chances and controlled the game," revealed captain Wayne Rooney. "We got the goal and had the game in our hands. It's really disappointing not to win but there were a lot of positives. The negative was the goal we conceded. It feels like a defeat at the minute." Having taken the lead through a superbly taken Eric Dier free-kick on 73 minutes, a first ever opening game win [in the European Championships] looked on the cards, but Russia pushed until the final whistle and equalised deep into injury time. Centre-back Berezutski stayed forward from a corner and looped a header over the hapless Joe Hart to break England hearts with only seconds remaining.
Jun 12 - 7:30 AM

Sky Sports News is reporting that Manchester United have signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a one-year contract.

It has yet to go official on the Red Devils' Twitter feed but Sky Sports are reporting definitively that Zlatan will finally make his way to the Premier League for next season. This is exactly the sort of exciting, high profile attacking player that United supporters were dying for last season. He has worked successfully with Jose Mourinho in the past which should increase the chances of the new partnership working. United still have other needs but between Zlatan, Martial, and Rashford plus Rooney being available should mean that Mourinho is set at forward. Now on to the midfield and the defense.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 3 - 5:19 PM

Wayne Rooney scored his 100th Premier League goal at Old Trafford and added an assist as Manchester United belatedly closed out the season with a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

It wasn't all highlights for Rooney who looked a lot like a Steven Gerrard wannabe early on. Every pass seemed like it needed to go 40+ yards cross field or it wasn't worth doing and it was leading to nothing. Late in the first half, Rooney played a simpler ball out wide and a nice interchange saw Anthony Martial free in the box to center to Rooney for an easy tap in. Marcus Rashford added a second in the second half with Rooney feeding Ashley Young for United's third in the late going. The only bad news was the stoppage time goal from Max Gradel that deflected off of Chris Smalling and robbed David De Gea of his clean sheet.
Source: @manutd
May 17 - 4:54 PM

Wayne Rooney made it through his U21 match earlier in the week and will be available in some capacity over United's two Week 34 matches.

With Rooney returning from a leg injury that kept him out for approximately two months fitness and sharpness are likely to be concerns even after a run out with the U21s this week. With Marcus Rashford playing very well in Rooney's absence expect a substitute appearance over the weekend and a start in mid-week for the United captain. 90 minutes total over the two matches should be as much as fantasy managers can expect from Rooney this week.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 15 - 10:33 AM

Wayne Rooney's recovery will continue on Monday with the England forward scheduled to play approximately 60 minutes for United's U21s against Middlesbrough.

Things continue to be a bit of a mess at Old Trafford as the Red Devils try to figure out a configuration that works for them. There were numerous players played out of position at White Hart Lane including Ashley Young playing the second half as a forward after coming in for an isolated Marcus Rashford. The potential return of Rooney presents as many questions as answers. United are currently four points adrift of Manchester City for the final Champions League spot and will need Rooney or someone to inspire a huge surge down the stretch.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 11 - 10:53 AM

England and Manchester United captain is reportedly on track to return to the Red Devils line-up after the international break according to teammate Jesse Lingard.

Manchester United have been playing well in Rooney's absence with Marcus Rashford having burst onto the scene with five goals in all competitions and three in crucial Premier League victories over Arsenal and Manchester City. The potential return of Rooney, called a guaranteed starter by Louis Van Gaal earlier in the season, could put a damper on that form as Rooney's form hasn't been nearly as good as Rashford's. Look for Van Gaal to baby Rooney's injury to some extent.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 22 - 8:56 AM

Reports are beginning to emerge that Wayne Rooney will be out for longer than originally anticipated. The Manchester United captain is believed to have suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee ligament injury.

Rooney was targeting a return after the international break in early April, a timeline which was confirmed by England coach Roy Hodgson last week: "Our doctor speaks to their [Manchester United’s] club doctor, and we were told that it was probably going to take six weeks." However, further tests have revealed the injury is not healing as quickly as expected and Rooney could be sidelined for another month with the skipper in a race against time to play again this season. There is no suggestion at this stage that his involvement at this summers’ European Championships is at risk.
Source: The Mirror
Mar 12 - 10:52 AM

Wayne Rooney has been ruled out for approximately two months after sustaining a knee injury while training for Manchester United's Europa League clash on Thursday.

The biggest impacts of Rooney's injury will likely be on the two young players Manchester United brought in at great expense over the summer. Anthony Martial will, in all likelihood, play in a central striking role with Memphis Depay perhaps getting an extended run in the wider attacking role Martial had been playing until Rooney's injury. Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata will likely continue to play wide on the right and centrally in the attacking three behind Martial respectively. With United highly unlikely to qualify for the Champions League at this point, the extended run for Depay could be something of a blessing in disguise heading into next season because the Red Devils need to figure out what they have in the young Dutchman.
Feb 17 - 11:26 AM