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Wayne Rooney | Forward | #10

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 172

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Out-of-favour Manchester United striker and record goalscorer Wayne Rooney may not find it easy to get a move to the MLS.
The United skipper has been reduced to a fringe player in 2017, with just one PL start to his credit since the new year. After losing his place, he has been linked to his boyhood club Everton, along with teams in both China and the MLS. However, according to Houston Dynamo's president Chris Canetti, MLS teams may not queue up to acquire the England international to try and recreate the hype around David Beckham's move a decade ago: "David Beckham brought worldwide relevance to Major League Soccer. He was a trailblazer for other players to look to come over and he opened a lot of eyes... I'm not sure if Rooney is as big a brand - just because Beckham was so pop culture". He clarified further saying: "But with David Beckham, you don't need to be a football fan to know who he is and what he represents." Mar 29 - 5:51 AM

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Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial will miss Thursday night’s Europa League tie against Rostov at Old Trafford because of injury.

It was widely expected that Rooney would return to the squad after missing the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup, but the England captain is still unable to train: "He stays inside the medical department," confirmed Jose Mourinho ahead of the Round 16 second-leg clash. Rooney was said to have sustained a "kick to the knee area" following a collision with Phil Jones during Sundays final session before travelling to Stamford Bridge. There is no timeline on his expected absence at this moment. Martial will also miss out due to an unspecified injury, although he was seen training away from the main group today alongside Luke Shaw and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Zlatan Ibrahimović and Ander Herrera will be available even though the pair are serving a domestic ban.
Mar 15 - 2:10 PM

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney officially put to rest all of the speculation over a move to China.

The United captain has been linked with heavy interest from the Chinese Super League with his agent even engaging in talks with Tianjin Quanjian over a potential move this month that would have made him the highest-paid player in the world. But Rooney released a statement confirming he will not be going anywhere this month despite limited playing time under manager Jose Mourinho: "Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United," declared the Reds' record goalscorer. I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts. It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it."
Feb 23 - 3:25 PM

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is unlikely to leave for the Chinese Super League before their transfer window closes at the end of February.

Rooney's representatives had been in talks with Tianjin Quanjian, but their coach, former World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro, said that talks did not progress. While Rooney may not depart this month, it appears to be a foregone conclusion that the club's record goalscorer will leave in the summer due to lack of game time. However, Rooney is said to wish to see out his contract until 2019 at the club but will not do so in the current circumstances. Rooney did not take part in United's Europa League triumph over St. Etienne as he has just recovered from a hamstring strain. He has started just three games since December 17th.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 22 - 7:33 PM

Wayne Rooney may not be fit in time for the EFL Cup final on February 26th.

The captain has been struggling with a minor muscular issue and has missed United's last four games along with Phil Jones who is in a similar race against time to recover. Elsewhere, De Gea and Valencia should be in contention again to face St. Etienne on Wednesday after missing the FA Cup win over Blackburn after Mourinho gave them a rest.
Feb 20 - 8:42 AM

Jose Mourinho provided a mixed update ahead of his sides Europa League clash against Saint Etienne at Old Trafford on Thursday evening.

Marcos Rojo will return to the squad after missing the 2-0 win over Watford last weekend as a precaution, but despite the availability of Luke Shaw, the United manager insists he won’t be involved with Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind and Chris Smalling expected to make up the back four. Mourinho also confirmed he will look to "protect" Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick due to "little [muscular] problems" and the pair will sit this one out. Phil Jones is still struggling with the foot injury he sustained against Hull almost three weeks ago even though the initial prognosis was only a "few days". The game will see Florentin Pogba, older brother of Paul, pitted against the United midfielder: "We've given each other some stick and there was some banter straight after the draw was made, but since then we've been so focused on our respective league games."
Source: eirSPORT
Feb 16 - 3:53 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that club captain Wayne Rooney is back in contention to face Watford in gameweek 25.

Rooney, 31, missed last week's 3-0 victory over struggling champions Leicester City in gameweek 24 through illness. However, Mourinho confirmed that Rooney has recovered and is available for selection.
Feb 10 - 12:04 PM

Manchester United failed to find a way past last-place Hull City at Old Trafford in a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night.

The good news for the Red Devils, outside of the fact that Manchester City is the only team above them in the table to earn three points this week, is they have extended their unbeaten streak in the Premier League to 14. But it also means the club has won only one league match in 2017, drawing each of their last three matches. Starting Marcus Rashford up top with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United doubled Hull's shot total, but could not get past goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, whose stellar save on a Juan Mata shot will be on replay throughout the week. If anything, though, it's another clean sheet for Jose Mourinho's men, who will be left feeling they let three points slip away.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 1 - 4:58 PM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will not be leaving the club this season.

31 year old Rooney fulfilled his ambition to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton as United's top goalscorer in history on January 21st against Stoke. He has increasingly been linked with a move away from Old Trafford since, with Chinese Super League sides often being mentioned. However, Mourinho has confirmed that Rooney will not be departing. He will presumably continue to be used as a rotation option for the rest of the campaign.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 31 - 4:22 PM

Reports in the media are strongly linking Manchester United with a move for Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann in the summer.

Diego Simeone has said in the media that he wouldn't "tie anyone down" to Atleti, while Griezmann has previously expressed his desire to play alongside United's Paul Pogba some day. The French striker is seen as out of reach in the current January window for the Old Trafford hierarchy. What is expressly clear is that Atletico are aware they have a struggle on their hands to retain the 25 year old's services while United will need to replace the ageing Ibrahimovic and declining Wayne Rooney.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 19 - 4:00 PM

Manchester United ran out deserved 4-0 winners to secure their spot in the FA Cup 4th round.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was rested for the game and Wayne Rooney stole the headlines in his absence, netting his 249th goal for the club to equal Sir Bobby Charlton's tally in a red shirt. Rooney's goal was United's first. He got his knee up to redirect Juan Mata's deftly lobbed pass over the hapless Al-Habsi between the sticks. In terms of objective performances, Anthony Martial should have earned man of the match. It was his surging run down the left in which he beat two defenders before teeing up Mata which created the goal. He then got United's second after playing a one-two with Rooney that created the space and time for him to carefully side-foot in. Carrick bisected the Reading defence to send Rashford through one-on-one after the break, the youngster made no mistake grabbing United's third before being gifted his brace by an Al-Habsi howler.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 8 - 6:47 AM

Wayne Rooney is a doubt for the New Year’s Eve clash with Middlesbrough after missing the victory over Sunderland due to a "strange" muscle injury.

Speaking to the press following his sides 3-0 win, Jose Mourinho revealed his captain felt "a little thing in training" on Christmas Day, and after discussions with the medical team, it was agreed that it would be best if he was rested for the game. When asked if the 31-year-old would be back on Saturday, the United boss replied: "Honestly, I don't think so. I hope so. I would like to have him, he's always a player I would like to have but I have my doubts. Let's see the evolution [of the injury]. It's a strange muscle, a big muscle surrounded by others and you can have an injury there but still be able to move well. He was not feeling very confident. It's not a big deal but, in four days, I have my doubts." The Red Devils are up-to sixth in the table on the back of their fourth successive win.
Source: Daily Mail
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 07:37:00 AM

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will miss Sunday's Premier League clash with Everton through suspension.

The striker picked up his fifth yellow card of the domestic campaign which means he will automatically miss the match. Rooney started his career at Goodison Park and has been recently linked with a return to the club. He got the card after a challenge with Fernandez which irritated him, he picked up the card for dissent.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 05:41:00 PM

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney gave a fine performance as the Red Devils overcame Feyenoord 4-0 at Old Trafford.

Rooney opened the scoring to become the club's leading scoring player in European competition with a composed clip over the flailing onrushing Brad Jones. He then slid Mata through with a devine assist which he disguised as a shot before it transpired to be a cut across the goal for his Spanish compatriot to slide in.Brad Jones was on the score sheet for all the wrong reasons when he got his feet wrong - turning in Ibra's low cross at the near post. Lingard added injury time gloss to the performance to give Mou his biggest win at United manager and the result puts progression in the competition in United's own hands.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 07:43:00 PM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said that Wayne Rooney is "fit and ready" to take on Arsenal at the weekend.

Rooney has been under fire in the media this week after unfavourable images emerged of him enjoying an evening at England's team hotel during the international break. During the break, Rooney picked up a knee injury too against Scotland and hence was unable to train. However, Mourinho has dispelled any rumours which suggested he would not be available for selection against the Gunners while also refusing to go into detail on the incident.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 11:03:00 AM