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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 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. Jun 23 - 12:25 PM
Source: The Mirror

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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.
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.
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

There has been no stopping Wayne Rooney in 2016 as the Manchester United captain continued to produce in a 3-0 thrashing of Stoke City.

The forward recorded a goal and an assist to give him four goals in the past five Premier League matches, which accounts for more than half of the club's goals in that span. But more importantly, Manchester United broke its infamous 12-game streak without a goal in the first half at Old Trafford thanks to Jesse Lingard's first half effort. Rooney then set up Anthony Martial just nine minutes after the opener for a 2-0 half-time lead before capping the night with a goal himself in the 53rd minute to put United into fifth place with 43 points. In injury news, Matteo Darmian returned from a rib injury to start at right-back while Michael Carrick was preferred to Morgan Schneiderlin in midfield.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 2 - 5:07 PM

Wayne Rooney set the record for the most goals scored for one club (176) in the 78th minute to lift Manchester United to a 0-1 victory over Liverpool.

It was not an impressive showing for either side at Anfield this day. The first half was filled with sloppy possession and shots off target with the Reds coming closest to finding an opener. David de Gea was then challenged in the second frame, and came up big, most noticeably with a fine double save of an Emre Can strike and Roberto Firmino follow-up. The historic goal came in the 78th minute when a Juan Mata corner was headed by Maourane Fellaini off the crossbar and the rebound fell to Rooney who smashed it in from close range. It was yet another win for the Red Devils this season where they really had to scrape for a result, but this one will feel good for Rooney, who has now scored four times in his last three games.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 17 - 11:14 AM

Wayne Rooney scored both a penalty and a screamer and picked up an assist as Manchester United scored three times but could only manage a draw at St. James' Park.

Manchester United continue to wilt under Louis Van Gaal's leadership and this time they don't have Wayne Rooney to blame. With United playing a more attacking brand of football they scored three times but they couldn't hold off Newcastle who came back from 2-0 and 3-2 to earn a 3-3 draw against their fabled opponents. Wayne Rooney scored twice and assisted the bright Jesse Lingard but it wasn't enough for three points. Lingard missed what should have been a goal in the second half that could have ensured the victory.
Jan 12 - 4:54 PM

It was another ugly performance but Manchester United squeaked by on a late Wayne Rooney penalty.

The Red Devils enjoyed the majority of the possession against Sheffield United but managed only a single shot on target before Rooney's penalty. Playing against lower level opposition the Red Devils continue to infuriate their supporters and confound pundits with their terrible play. Still, they're on to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Jan 10 - 2:29 PM

Manchester United displayed an attack that has been dormant for many a week, as Wayne Rooney scored a match-winner to guide them to a 2-1 win over Swansea City.

The Red Devils have awoken, for now. Rooney and Anthony Martial's poor form were a major reason why United have been so short on goals this season, but both put in good shifts today. The game was goalless at halftime, but United looked the stronger side, with their best chance just missed by Juan Mata. The breakthrough came early in the 2nd frame, when Ashley Young delivered a cross that Martial was able to get on the end of to grab the lead. They allowed Swansea back into the match, capitulating in the 70th minute. Rooney saved the day though with a clever flick into the net from service provided by Martial. Just when Louis van Gaal looked on the brink of exiting Old Trafford, he and his side are beginning to turn things around.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 2 - 12:26 PM