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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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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. Jan 19 - 4:00 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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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

Interim England manager Gareth Southgate is adamant Wayne Rooney was left out of the squad which took on Spain in a friendly on Tuesday because of injury.

Reports began to circulate earlier this week that the Three Lions skipper was sent back to Manchester United due to disciplinary reasons after published pictures appeared to show Rooney drunk at a wedding reception. Southgate vehemently denied these allegations maintaining: "Wayne was injured. He picked up an injury on Friday, couldn’t train Sunday and that’s it." Meanwhile, the Football Association confirmed Rooney had picked up a "minor knee injury" and that he would return to United for further tests. A spokesman for the 31-year-old added: "He was on a night off. Rather than going out, he chose to stay at the team hotel. Throughout the evening he was approached by numerous fellow guests for autographs and pictures. Wayne was happy to sign, pose for photos and chat with guests. It is sad that one or two of them have now sought to turn his good nature to their advantage."
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 08:17:00 AM

Manchester United's under-pressure captain Wayne Rooney goes into the international break with a new found form which seemed to have left him.

In spite of a few well documented poor touches and passes, the United player has improved substantially on some of the showings which saw him dropped from the league starting line-up. He worked hard and did well against Fenerbahce as most players slacked off and failed to show any spark, getting a fine goal for his troubles late on. Against the Swans in GW11, Rooney who was back starting, had a hand in all three goals. He was involved heavily in the build up to Pogba's stunner and actually provided the assist for Zlatan's second. He also led the charge for the Swede' second, breaking with pace to slip in Ibra. On and off the ball, he worked hard and did well. More importantly, he actually looked to be enjoying his football again.
Source: Metro
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:48:00 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho quelled rumors linking Wayne Rooney with an exit from Old Trafford.

The Manchester United captain has not started a Premier League match since Week 5 against Watford with Mourinho opting to go with the in-form Juan Mata. But the former Chelsea manager was quick to dispell any notion of Rooney being disposable: "There is no problem at all but you need stories to sell papers. [Rooney] is a top player, a very important player for us. He is going nowhere - we like him, he likes us. He's not happy because he's been on the bench but he is even unhappier when he's injured."
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 06:45:00 PM

Wayne Rooney missed out again as Manchester United edged past their rivals City 1-0 at Old Trafford to progress to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.

Rooney suffered a thigh injury during last Thursdays Europa League victory over Fenerbahçe but was said to be "so keen" to play 90 minutes, having fell down the pecking order in recent times, that he "hid" the problem according to Jose Mourinho. The captain then exacerbated the issue in training during the build-up to the Chelsea match: "Injured. Injured in training last session. He felt a little bit and he couldn't come." Rooney will be assessed prior to the visit of Burnley on Saturday. Elsewhere, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was another notable absentee on Wednesday despite his availability and his days at Old Trafford look to be numbered. Mourinho implied the summer signing was lacking match fitness and intensity and was not ready, but surely this was the perfect platform for the winger to get some much-needed minutes under his belt.
Source: Daily Mail
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 04:53:00 AM

Rumours are circulating that Manchester United manager Joe Mourinho is readying to clear out a large contingent of players in the January transfer window.

There are a number of players in the United squad who have currently found themselves out of favour in the new regime and apparently Mourinho has now decided their fate. The most high profile duo the club are willing to leave go are captain Wayne Rooney whose form has been under intense scutiny recently as well as Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has been ostricised by the new manager. Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and Memphis Depay are other players who are expected to move on.

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is not afraid to drop anyone in the United squad.

Previously, Mou had described a core group of players from his first stint at Chelsea as "untouchables" but there is no such thing at Old Trafford. The manager pointed towards it being a different era and different backdrop, instead saying that the thing that cannot be touched is the team's commitment. Mourinho refused to say whether Wayne Rooney would start in Thurday's Europa League game with Fenerbache in the Europa League. He claimed Rooney, who hasn't started since a League Cup game in March, could make an impact from the start or the bench.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney will be dropped to the bench for his country's World Cup Qualifier against Slovenia on Tuesday.

Caretaker manager Gareth Southgate has assured Rooney that the decision is a tactical one, he has not been stripped of the captaincy. Liverpool's Jordan Henderson will wear the armband in his place. Rooney himself was jeered by sections of the crowd at Wembley in Saturday's routine victory over Malta. Eric Dier will slot into midfield in place of England's record goalscorer and most capped player. Rooney him acknowledged that he is going through a "difficult period" in his career.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 05:59:00 PM

It is understood that Wayne Rooney will not be recalled to the Manchester United starting 11 to face struggling Stoke City this Sunday.

However, he is expected to start this Thursday in the Red Devils' Europa League clash against Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford. This all comes after Rooney was suddenly dropped by Jose Mourinho last weekend in the Premier League as United beat champions Leicester 4-1. A comprehensive victory which highlighted some of the reasons why Rooney should be on the field. The fact that United scored as a result of three corners from Daley Blind being just one of those - their conversion rate from them with Rooney taking was considerably lower. Chris Smalling has insisted that Rooney is still United's 'main man', but is he Jose Mourinho's?
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 05:44:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 06:01:00 PM