Wayne Rooney

  • EPL: Manchester United thrash QPR 4-0 to register first win of season 3 days ago

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 4-0 to show just what a summer spending spree of 150 million pounds ($250 million) can deliver. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera scored their first goals for United, Wayne...
  • Spain, England open with wins in Euro qualifiers September 9, 2014

    London: Spain looked back to their old self in opening their European Championship qualifying campaign by running over Macedonia, while England took control of their group by beating biggest rival Switzerland on the road. Here is a look at Monday's qualifying games around Europe: GROUP C: Spain overcame a few nervous moments to...
  • England can't afford slow start, says Wayne Rooney September 6, 2014

    Wayne Rooney admits England can't afford a slow start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Switzerland on Monday. Roy Hodgson's team head to Basel desperately in need of a strong performance and result to erase the bitter taste of their miserable World Cup campaign. The road to the Euros in France...
  • Daniel Sturridge ruled out of England qualifier September 6, 2014

    London: Daniel Sturridge has been ruled out of England's opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland because of a thigh injury, further depleting coach Roy Hodgson's options for his team's toughest test in Group E. The Liverpool striker pulled up hurt during a training session on Friday and was withdrawn from the...
  • Captain Rooney's penalty spares England's blushes September 4, 2014

    New captain Wayne Rooney scored a penalty to give England an unconvincing 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley on Wednesday in their first match since the World Cup finals. Raheem Sterling, England's most incisive player, was brought down by Omar Elabdellaoui for the 68th minute penalty which Rooney blasted into...
  • Di Maria learns money doesn't always talk in Premier League August 31, 2014

    There was little fanfare but a few lessons perhaps learnt as the most expensive player in the history of English football - Angel di Maria - lasted 70 minutes on his Premier League debut for Manchester United in their goalless draw at Burnley on Saturday. It was a result and performance...
  • Wayne Rooney to captain England team August 28, 2014

    Wayne Rooney has been named England captain, taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worst-ever World Cup. England coach Roy Hodgson confirmed the Manchester United player's appointment - from a small pool of potential captains - while naming the squad for England's first...
  • Five things to know about the English Premier League August 22, 2014

    Manchester: One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits' pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest their slump. Strengthened by new attacking signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea delivered...
  • Swansea upset Manchester United 1-2 in Van Gaal's debut August 16, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal made a losing start to his Premier League career with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford. Gylfi Sigurdsson seized on poor defending to net the Welsh club's...
  • EPL: Louis van Gaal confident of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney August 16, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has urged Wayne Rooney not to let the burden of the club's captaincy weigh heavily on his shoulders. Van Gaal handed the armband to Rooney and he will skipper the Red Devils for the first time in a competitive match in their Premier League...
  • Manchester United beat Valencia 2-1 in friendly August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United named Wayne Rooney as their new captain on Tuesday shortly after the team beat Valencia 2-1 in manager Louis van Gaal's first home game in charge of the English Premier League club. Rooney will wear the armband in United's season opener against Swansea City with Darren Fletcher named...
  • Wayne Rooney named Manchester United's new captain August 13, 2014

    Manchester: New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has given England striker Wayne Rooney the role of team captain and made Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher his vice-captain. "It is a huge honour for me - and for my family - to be named captain of this great club," Rooney told United's...
  • EPL Team Preview: Manchester United set to begin afresh under Van Gaal August 12, 2014

    Manchester: From the gloom and constant disappointments of David Moyes' tenure to hope and anticipation under new manager Louis van Gaal, the mood at Manchester United has shifted dramatically heading into the new Premier League season. Order appears to have been restored at Old Trafford after United's most tumultuous year in...
  • Manchester United beat Liverpool to win International Champions Cup August 5, 2014

    It's only a preseason tournament, and the trophy isn't exactly steeped in soccer history. None of that mattered to Manchester United. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scored two minutes apart in a second-half flurry, Jesse Lingard added an insurance goal in the final minutes and Manchester United rallied to beat longtime rival...
  • Rooney scores two in Manchester United friendly win over Roma July 27, 2014

    Denver: Wayne Rooney scored twice and Juan Mata added another goal to lift Manchester United to a 3-2 friendly victory over AS Roma on Saturday. The triumph continued the winning start to new manager Louis van Gaal's tenure, which opened with a 7-0 trouncing of the Los Angeles Galaxy in the...
  • Manchester United bury LA Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut July 24, 2014

    Pasadena, California: Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to their former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl. United made an impressive debut under Van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late...
  • As it happened: Italy vs Uruguay and Costa Rica vs England, World Cup 2014 June 24, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from both the Group D matches as Italy look to shackle Suarez in Uruguay showdown whereas England seek atonement against Costa Rica. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Italy must find a way to shut down Uruguay striker Luis Suarez when the teams clash at the...
  • World Cup 2014: England need to get a little bit more nasty, says Wayne Rooney June 22, 2014

    English soccer is "too honest" for its own good at times and might do better in future if it plays with a more "streetwise, nasty" attitude that other teams employ, according to striker Wayne Rooney. England have already been eliminated from the tournament, their earliest exit in 56 years, having lost...
  • World Cup 2014: Rooney's first career World Cup goal not enough June 20, 2014

    Sao Paulo: One moment, Wayne Rooney madly celebrated the triumph of ending years of criticism for his World Cup struggles. Then, the England striker left the field with his head down in disappointment. At last, Rooney had delivered his first goal for the Three Lions on the big stage. He came...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Uruguay vs England June 20, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group D match between England and Uruguay at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) With their World Cup fates already in jeopardy, Uruguay and England will be counting on their unpredictable strikers to revive their campaigns...
  • The Beautiful Game: England-Uruguay in battle of survival June 19, 2014

    Both teams have lost their first match and in this game Uruguay could be bolstered by the return of a fit Luis Suarez. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez returns from injury as Uruguay face England June 19, 2014

    With their World Cup fates already in jeopardy, Uruguay and England will be counting on their unpredictable strikers to revive their campaigns in Sao Paulo on Thursday. Luis Suarez is preparing to return from Uruguay's treatment room and hoping his scoring abilities have not been impeded by injury. Wayne Rooney, England's...
  • World Cup 2014: Rooney hits back at media following criticism June 17, 2014

    Wayne Rooney has criticised sections of the media who questioned his form and speculated that the England forward had been relegated to training with the reserves at their base in Brazil. The Manchester United striker came in for criticism following a muted performance in their opening 2-1 defeat to Italy in...
  • World Cup 2014: Balotelli winner helps Italy edge past England 2-1 June 15, 2014

    Manaus: Mario Balotelli scored with a second-half header on Saturday to give Italy a 2-1 win over England at the World Cup. The Italy striker was left free by his marker Gary Cahill and nodded a cross from Antonio Candreva past goalkeeper Joe Hart in the 50th minute. Claudio Marchisio scored first...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, England vs Italy June 15, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the second Group D match between England and Italy at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. (Scroll down for the Live blog) The tactical approaches of England and Italy's wily coaches Roy Hodgson and Cesare Prandelli will come under the microscope with the oppressive atmosphere of...
  • World Cup 2014: New-look England face Italy test June 14, 2014

    The tactical approaches of England and Italy's wily coaches Roy Hodgson and Cesare Prandelli will come under the microscope with the oppressive atmosphere of the Amazon rainforest providing the backdrop for a Group D clash on Saturday. The contrasting qualities of youth and experience will compete to tame Manaus's punishing jungle...
  • This is the best England team I have played with: Wayne Rooney June 12, 2014

    Striker Wayne Rooney says the current England team is the best he has played in during his 11 years with the national team and that Italy should be worried about Saturday's game in Manaus. "It's probably the best squad I've been involved in so it's great to be a part of....
  • Danny Welbeck will be fit for England opener, says Wayne Rooney June 11, 2014

    Wayne Rooney says his fellow England striker Danny Welbeck will be fit for the team's World Cup opener against Italy despite injury concerns. Welbeck limped out of training on Tuesday according to British media reports. He then sat out at least the open part of Wednesday's session at the Urca military...
  • The Beautiful Game: Stars to watch out for at the World Cup in Brazil June 11, 2014

    These players have won the hearts of fans and pundits around the world with their form at the club level but will they be able to catapult themselves to stardom at the World Cup 2014? ...
  • Watch: Neymar, Ronaldo, Rooney 'risk everything' ahead of World Cup June 10, 2014

    Likes of Wayne Rooney, superstars Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic features in the Nike's 'riskeverything' campaign. David Luiz, Franck Ribery, Andres Iniesta and Tim Howard also feature in the five-minute animated film entitled 'The Last Game'. In the film, the players have been forced out of the game by...