WAYNE ROONEY

  • Hazard sends Chelsea 10 points clear by clinching Manchester United win 1 week ago

    London: Eden Hazard propelled Chelsea closer to their first English Premier League title in five years on Saturday by clinching a 1-0 victory over Manchester United that established a 10-point lead. It hasn't been a convincing title run-in - with Chelsea winning seven of their last 10 league games but only...
  • EPL: Manchester United look to stop Chelsea's march to the title 1 week ago

    Manchester United's resurgence in the Premier League will be given the ultimate test when the team heads to Stamford Bridge on Saturday bidding to halt Chelsea's march to the title. The league trophy is looming into view for Chelsea, which is seven points clear with a game in hand and needs...
  • Manchester derby: United and City to battle it out for the 3rd place in EPL April 12, 2015

    London: Manchester United, buoyed by five successive Premier League victories, head into Sunday's derby against Manchester City a place and a point above their rivals and believing they are poised to restore red ascendancy in the city. Champions City have won the last four league meetings against United, including a 1-0...
  • Manchester derby loses luster with title out of reach April 11, 2015

    Manchester: It's been more than a decade since a Manchester derby in the Premier League had so little relevance to the title race. In February 2005, United won 2-0 at Etihad Stadium to reduce their gap to Chelsea to nine points. The London club ended up cantering to the championship by...
  • EPL: Manchester United beat Aston Villa 3-1 to move to third place April 4, 2015

    Manchester: Wayne Rooney scored from an exquisitely executed volley as Manchester United beat struggling Aston Villa 3-1 on Saturday to enhance their chances of Champions League qualification. The captain's eye-catching goal overshadowed two from Ander Herrera as United climbed into third place above Manchester City, who are at Crystal Palace on...
  • Wayne Rooney needs honours to be ranked with Bobby Charlton: Roy Hodgson March 29, 2015

    Wayne Rooney might break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old England scoring record of 49 goals this season but he must be successful at a major championship to be regarded as one of the country's greats said coach Roy Hodgson. Rooney, who will be 30 in October, has scored 47 goals in 102 appearances...
  • Manchester United outclass Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in EPL March 15, 2015

    Wayne Rooney scored a superb solo goal, and produced just as good a celebration, as Manchester United convincingly beat Tottenham 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday to open up a six-point gap between the teams in the race for Champions League qualification. After dribbling his way through Tottenham's fragile defense...
  • Danny Welbeck scores winner as Arsenal sink Manchester United 2-1 in FA Cup March 10, 2015

    Discarded striker Danny Welbeck returned to demolish Manchester United's hopes of silverware by netting the winner in Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final victory at Old Trafford on Monday. England international Welbeck, who joined the Londoners in September after his United career stalled, pounced on a horrendous back pass by Antonio Valencia...
  • Wayne Rooney, inspired by memory of Manchester United loss, eyes first FA Cup March 6, 2015

    Wayne Rooney has never won an FA Cup winner's medal and the Manchester United captain is desperate to get his hands on one having fallen in love with the competition watching his team lose the final 20 years ago. In a glittering 13-year career, the oldest cup competition in soccer remains...
  • Di Maria will get back to his best at Manchester United, says Rooney March 2, 2015

    Angel Di Maria is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, captain Wayne Rooney said. The 27-year-old Argentine has done little to justify the British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds ($92 million) United spent to recruit the...
  • Wayne Rooney provides timely reminder of Manchester United worth March 1, 2015

    Wayne Rooney provided a timely reminder to Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal that he can be a prolific Premier League goalscorer after he netted a brace in a 2-0 win against Sunderland to help United go third. Van Gaal restored Rooney to an advanced position after trialing him in a...
  • EPL: Manchester United lose 2-1 to Swansea City February 21, 2015

    Swansea: Manchester United lost for only the second time since November as Swansea came from behind to win 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. Jonjo Shelvey grabbed the winner for Swansea in the 73rd minute, scoring a deflected shot from 25 meters to complete a league double for the Welsh...
  • Wayne Rooney apologised to me for diving: Preston goalkeeper February 18, 2015

    London: English Preston North End FC goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann claimed on Wednesday that striker Wayne Rooney has apologised for his alleged "dive" during Manchester United's 3-1 win in FA Cup. Rooney won a controversial penalty after allegedly diving to get the verdict in his favour and converted it to score his...
  • Manchester United beat Preston 3-1 to reach FA Cup quarters February 17, 2015

    Preston: Manchester United had to come from behind to avoid an FA Cup upset at Preston, rallying with three second-half goals to beat the third-tier club 3-1 and reach the quarter-finals. Preston looked set to spring another major surprise in this year's competition when Scott Laird put the hosts ahead in...
  • Minnows Preston next test for unconvincing Manchester United February 14, 2015

    This season's cup competitions are providing Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with the opportunity to visit some of England's more obscure footballing outposts in his first year in Britain. After a stunning 4-0 loss at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the second round of the League Cup in August, Van...
  • Wayne Rooney still Roy Hodgson's leading striker, Harry Kane set for England February 13, 2015

    London: Shunted back in midfield for Manchester United, Wayne Rooney was reassured by England coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday that his status as the national team's leading striker was secure. At the same time, Hodgson is also embracing younger talent, with Tottenham striker Harry Kane, the breakthrough sensation of the season,...
  • Wayne Rooney voted England player of the year January 9, 2015

    London: England captain Wayne Rooney has been voted his national team's player of the year for 2014 after topping a supporters poll. Although he failed to inspire England to success at the World Cup, it was still a memorable 12 months for the Manchester United striker. The 29-year-old scored eight goals in...
  • Chelsea face Spurs, Manchester United clash with Stoke City January 1, 2015

    Chelsea will begin 2015 protecting a three-point lead in the Premier League title race but will heed the words of their grand old striker Didier Drogba who warns that it is simply not enough. "We start again a new championship," boomed the Ivorian, as Chelsea prepared to visit their fierce London...
  • Manchester United held to a goalless draw at Tottenham Hotspur December 28, 2014

    London: Manchester United were repeatedly thwarted by Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in a scrappy 0-0 draw on Sunday but will go into the second half of the Premier League season re-established as a top-four team. On the slide a year ago in sixth at the midway point, United are now third...
  • Manchester United bandwagon gathering pace under Louis van Gaal December 28, 2014

    While Chelsea and Manchester City slug it out at the top of the Premier League, Louis van Gaal's Old Trafford revolution gathers ever more momentum in the red half of Manchester. The Dutchman endured a tricky start to his reign but seven wins in eight league games have put United hot...
  • Rooney nets twice as Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-1 in Premier League December 26, 2014

    Wayne Rooney scored twice in the first half as resurgent Manchester United easily beat Newcastle 3-1 Friday to strengthen their grip on third place in the Premier League. Rooney was set up well by his team-mates for both goals as Radamel Falcao met a long cross into the area in the...
  • Rooney, Mata, Van Persie score as Manchester United defeat Liverpool 3-0 December 14, 2014

    Manchester United heaped more misery on Liverpool by beating their great rival 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, earning a sixth straight win to underline the transformation in fortunes of England's two biggest clubs. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata - from an offside position - scored to give United a...
  • Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie may heap more misery on Southampton December 6, 2014

    Southampton will be hoping Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does not pair Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie together in attack for Monday night's Premier League fixture at St Mary's. Van Gaal said on Friday that Rooney would return from the knee injury that ruled him out of Wednesday's 2-1...
  • Wayne Rooney injury not so serious: Louis van Gaal December 3, 2014

    London: English Premier League side Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has played down the extent of Wayne Rooney's knee injury after the striker missed United's 2-1 win over Stoke City on Tuesday. Rooney was injured during United's 3-0 victory at home to Hull City Saturday, but Van Gaal said that...
  • EPL: Dominant Manchester United outclass Hull City November 29, 2014

    Manchester: Robin van Persie answered his critics with a first Premier League goal in a month as Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 victory over Hull to remain in the top four on Saturday. Defender Chris Smalling and striker Wayne Rooney also scored as United completed a hat trick of wins...
  • Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-1 to climb into the top four November 23, 2014

    London: Manchester United benefited from an own goal and then a late strike by Wayne Rooney to beat Arsenal 2-1 on Saturday and climb into the top four in the Premier League. Kieran Gibbs' own goal came in the 56th minute when a pair of United crosses created panic in Arsenal's...
  • Wayne Rooney's double helps England thump Scotland November 19, 2014

    England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed the opener in a 3-1 win over Scotland as the visitors dominated a typically passionate Auld Enemy friendly at Celtic Park on Tuesday. Rooney took his tally to 46 in his 101st international to move within three goals of Bobby Charlton's...
  • Manchester United revenues hit by Champions League absence November 18, 2014

    London: English Premier League club Manchester United suffered a 10 percent fall in first quarter revenue as the absence of lucrative Champions League soccer this season took its toll. United, currently seventh in the table and still struggling with what has been a dismal transition since Alex Ferguson retired as manager...
  • Wayne Rooney joins Jimmy Greaves on 44 goals with penalty against Slovenia November 16, 2014

    Wayne Rooney celebrated becoming the youngest player to win 100 caps for England with a second-half penalty that sparked his side's revival in a 3-1 win over Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on Saturday. The goal was Rooney's 44th for his country and drew him level with Jimmy...
  • Euro qualifiers: Centurion Rooney scores as England beats Slovenia; easy win for Spain November 16, 2014

    London: Wayne Rooney celebrated his 100th appearance for England by scoring in a 3-1 win over Slovenia, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted in his return for Sweden in a 1-1 draw at Montenegro in European Championship qualifiers on Saturday. Beside England's fourth win in as many games, Group E also saw San...