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Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/24/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 172

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Wayne Rooney snapped his Premier League goal-scoring drought and Manchester United rolled over bottom Sunderland 3-0.
It was a first Premier League goal for Memphis Depay, a first Premier League goal in seemingly forever for Rooney and then Juan Mata put the icing on the cake for an easy win. With City losing to Spurs earlier in the day United went top with the win. Sep 26 - 1:56 PM

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The opposition wasn't terribly impressive but Wayne Rooney was back among the goals for Manchester United as he scored the Red Devils' first in their 3-0 win over Ipswich Town.

Rooney was joined in the goals column by Andreas Pereira and Anthony Martial. For the England international it was his first goal in domestic competition this season. For the young Frenchman it was his fourth goal in his past three matches. With a relatively easy match against Sunderland this coming weekend, neither player is a bad bet to score again.
Sep 23 - 5:08 PM

Wayne Rooney is set to return to the Manchester United line-up after missing Week 5 as well as the mid-week Champions League loss to PSV due to a hamstring injury.

The return of the club's captain and highest paid player would seem like a no-brainer to be a good thing but you get the sense that Louis Van Gaal wouldn't have minded another weekend to see what he has with the combined speed and athleticism of Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial on the pitch together. With some combination of Ashley Young, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata to get them the ball speed might be what United need. It's hard to imagine even Van Gaal has the fortitude to sit Wayne Rooney when he's healthy so the Dutch manager will likely send Martial to the bench to continue his apprenticeship in 15 to 30 minute increments as a substitute.
Sep 18 - 12:58 PM

Wayne Rooney is expected to miss Saturdays’ North West derby against bitter rivals Liverpool after complaining of hamstring discomfort following training on Friday.

The Manchester Evening News were first to report that there may be an issue with Rooney when the United skipper failed to check-in with the rest of the squad at the team hotel on Friday evening. News broke a few hours later suggesting that Rooney had suffered a hamstring problem during the final training session but while the MEN report he is out, other media sources state the player will have a late fitness test. In his absence Louis van Gaal may opt to bring Marouane Fellaini or new signing Anthony Martial. However another option could be to go 4-4-2 with the pair leading the line and Ander Herrera dropping to the bench.
Sep 12 - 7:33 AM

England beat Switzerland 2-0 and Wayne Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old goal-scoring record for the Three Lions.

It was good news all around for England, who kept their perfect qualification record intact; Wayne Rooney who became England's all-time leading goal-scorer, and Harry Kane who scored against solid competition after a barren start to the Premier League campaign at Spurs. England has already qualified for the European tournament when they destroyed San Marino over the weekend but the 2-0 win over Switzerland confirmed their qualifying group win. The only bad news on the day was that Fabian Delph was removed in the third minute with a hamstring issue.
Sep 8 - 4:57 PM

Manchester United are on the brink of signing 19-year-old striker Anthony Martial from Monaco.

SkyBet has stopped taking bets on an Edinson Cavani move and he seems to be locked in to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, while odds for Anthony Martial are suggesting he'll end up at Manchester United. The Red Devils are reportedly close to signing the Monaco striker for £36m, which would break the record for a teenager. The 19-year-old has reportedly agreed to personal terms with United and the deal is expected to be confirmed by the end of the day. With Wayne Rooney struggling early on this season, it's not a surprise to see United go out and purchase a striker.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 31 - 3:08 PM

Wayne Rooney scored a hat trick in Brugge to ensure that Manchester United moves to the group stages of the Champions League after a one year absence.

Rooney's season has been a complicated one to analyze. In his first two matches he didn't really have any significant opportunities and his goalless streak continued. Early in the Newcastle match he appeared to have scored only to have it disallowed, wrongly as replay showed, via a linesman's decision. Now we add in a hat trick against a weak opponent. Hard to know how to view Rooney going forward but the suspicion is that if he gets opportunities that he'll convert at least his share. The question is whether United can generate sufficient opportunities against Premier League opposition.
Aug 26 - 4:56 PM

Wayne Rooney had a goal perhaps wrongfully ruled offside and the Red Devil attack was stifled by an inspired defense performance by Newcastle United as the two sides played to an entertaining goalless draw.

Rooney is under pressure after looking poor in his first two matches, and today he has to feel cursed as he could have given United the early advantage, but his goal was called off, even though replays show he appeared level with his marker. United stayed on the front foot for much of the first half, but the longer their chances were coming up empty, the more the game began to shift to Newcastle. The Red Devils can rejoice in keeping three clean sheets to begin the season, but naturally, they are expecting more from the attack, given the addition of Memphis Depay to the group. Louis van Gaal needs to make a few friends and coax another major striker to join the team before this transfer window closes. Today's result should see that need filled quickly.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 22 - 10:04 AM

Manchester United ended their USA tour with a 2-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain.

Manchester United started the match as the better squad but couldn't capitalize on their chances and saw PSG take the lead from Blaise Matuidi. Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it 2-0 ten minutes before half-time and Louis van Gaal's side never recovered. Manchester United were aiming for a perfect record in the International Champions Cup after they defeated Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, and Barcelona in their first three matches, but they'll have to go home with a loss now. They open up the season against Tottenham on August 8th.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 30 - 12:34 AM

Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj all scored for Manchester United as the Red Devils overcame Barcelona in Levi's Stadium in pre-season action.

The Red Devils were on top early through a well-taken 8th minute Rooney header from an Ashley Young service. Luis Suarez hit the post before Lingard and Januzaj scored in the second half to salt the win away for Louis Van Gaal's side. In-between Lingard and Januzaj's goals, Rafinha scored a great goal for Barcelona. The other promising note for United supporters was the presence of David De Gea in goal for the first time this pre-season. It could mean nothing or it could signal that he will stay at United and run out his contract rather than leaving for Real Madrid this summer.
Jul 25 - 8:48 PM

Wayne Rooney's winner in Slovenia put him even with Gary Lineker and one behind Sir Bobby Charlton as England's all-time leading scorer.

Rooney could and should have taken the record as his own in this match as he missed two very makable opportunities. In the end though, he did what he needed to do to give the Three Lions the win in Slovenia and, in doing so, drew even with Lineker with 48 career goals for England. Lineker achieved his 48 in only 80 matches while it has taken Rooney 102. If and when he does catch Carlton for first, he will likely have done so in a similar number of matches as Sir Bobby who did it in 106.
Source: BBC Sport
Jun 15 - 3:55 PM

Wayne Rooney missed Week 37 against Arsenal but could return for Manchester United's trip to Hull City for the season finale.

With little to play for, it isn't clear why Louis Van Gaal would risk an aging player who was questionable for the entire week. That said, reports from the Manchester United camp are that Rooney is fit and available should Van Gaal choose to select him. United's attack hasn't been great minus Michael Carrick this season so picking Rooney includes multiple forms of risk starting with the fact that he might not play and extending to the fact that United's attack hasn't been good without Carrick even when they do have something to play for. If it were my team, I'd stay away.
May 22 - 3:07 PM

After early Friday reports indicating that Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw were likely to be available for the Arsenal match on Sunday, both players have been ruled out.

Manchester United have reversed course on the fitness of Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw, Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria heading into Sunday's clash with rival Arsenal. Rooney and Shaw had initially been ruled likely to play with RvP and di Maria both ruled out. Manchester United have updated the status of all four players with Rooney and Shaw both out and van Persie and di Maria both available.
May 16 - 1:38 PM

Wayne Rooney is expected to recover from the injury he suffered last weekend in time to feature for Manchester United against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Wayne Rooney seems to enjoy nothing more than torturing Arsenal. From that first rocket goal from distance when he was an Everton teenager until the match at the Emirates earlier this season, Rooney seems to produce his best against the Gunners. Louis Van Gaal will be happy that Rooney is healthy as the two old foes face off on Sunday. Even with a win, Manchester United would still likely end up the season in fourth place but a win would certainly put the pressure squarely on Arsenal heading into next season after they failed to beat United in the League during the club's two down seasons.
Source: BBC Sport
May 15 - 10:19 AM

Wayne Rooney was withdrawn at halftime of Manchester United's match with Crystal Palace after struggling with a thigh complaint throughout the first half.

Wayne Rooney may miss Manchester United's match with Arsenal in Week 37 as the Red Devil forward had to come off at halftime in Week 36. Rooney struggled for much of the first half with a thigh strain. He attempted to run it off during the break but was unsuccessful and came off in favor of Radamel Falcao. His status for the match against old rivals Arsenal will be determined during the week.
Source: @ManUtd
May 9 - 1:45 PM