Wayne Rooney

  • Rooney scores two in Manchester United friendly win over Roma 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • World Cup: Steven Gerrard revels in England captaincy June 7, 2014

    Steven Gerrard will captain England at a World Cup for the second time but believes Brazil will be the first tournament he holds the role 'for real' having not felt that previous manager Fabio Capello truly believed in him as skipper. Liverpool midfielder Gerrard captained England in South Africa four years...
  • World Cup: Likened to Rooney, Barkley is new England prodigy June 6, 2014

    Miami: It's the eagerness to pin the nation's World Cup hopes on one player that irritates England coach Roy Hodgson so much. No sooner had the focus in Miami switched from Wayne Rooney's scoring struggles than Hodgson grew frustrated at what he perceived as a fixation on another product of Everton. "There...
  • Rooney ends goal drought as England, Ecuador draw June 5, 2014

    Rarely has tapping in a goal provided such relief for Wayne Rooney. With pressure building after a four-game England goal drought, the striker bundled the ball over the line from close range against Ecuador on Wednesday for a goal that lacked finesse or power but was a timely confidence boost ahead...
  • Can England get past Italy and Uruguay in Group D? June 9, 2014

    Roy Hodgson has got his bunch of over 30-year-olds in the 23-man squad but all eyes will be on the younger lot he has picked for the big games in Brazil. ...
  • Wayne Rooney to start World Cup warm-up match June 4, 2014

    Florida: Struggling up front for England, Wayne Rooney is set to be shunted to the left wing as coach Roy Hodgson experiments ahead of the World Cup in the team's penultimate warm-up game. If Rooney is as unimpressive against Ecuador in Miami Gardens on Wednesday, as he was in Friday's 3-0...
  • Ronaldo, Rooney and Neymar in Twitter's World Cup dream team June 4, 2014

    With just eight days to go for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Twitter has revealed its dream playing XI, staring Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, England's Wayne Rooney and Brazil's Neymar Junior as the front three. The line-up, a 4-3-3 formation, includes Germany's Mesut Ozil, Spain's Juan Mata and Andres Iniesta in the...
  • Wayne Rooney to start World Cup warm-up match June 4, 2014

    Struggling up front for England, Wayne Rooney is set to be shunted to the left wing as coach Roy Hodgson experiments ahead of the World Cup in the team's penultimate warm-up game. He was unimpressive against Ecuador in Miami Gardens on Wednesday, as he was in Friday's 3-0 victory over Peru...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo most searched soccer star on google in India June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: As the World Cup fever grips fans across the globe, Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged as the most searched player on google in India, with Brazil topping the list country-wise. Real Madrid striker Ronaldo remained the most sought-after with a distinctive lead over Argentinian star Lionel Messi...
  • Wayne Rooney feeling heat ahead of World Cup June 2, 2014

    Miami: Few England players will be feeling the heat as much as Wayne Rooney on the team's pre-World Cup stop in Miami. The closer it gets to the World Cup, the greater the pressure on the striker to produce the kind of performances for England that earned him the most...
  • England thrash Peru 3-0 in football World Cup warm-up May 31, 2014

    England survived defensive lapses to overcome Peru 3-0 on Friday in their final game at Wembley Stadium before the World Cup. Daniel Sturridge provided the friendly match's only standout moment when he put England ahead in the 32nd minute with a shot into the top corner of the net. "They defended well...
  • England's Hodgson backing Rooney and Sturridge to click May 30, 2014

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson expected strikers Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge to have little problem clicking despite a lack of playing time together, he said ahead of Friday's World Cup warm-up match against Peru. Liverpool's Sturridge and Manchester United's Rooney were the highest-scoring English players in the Premier League last...
  • Roy Hodgson may need to be brave and drop Wayne Rooney, says Paul Scholes May 22, 2014

    Wayne Rooney might not be an automatic choice in Roy Hodgson's England starting line-up at the World Cup, according to former club and country team mate Paul Scholes. Attention inevitably focuses on Rooney every time England appear at a major tournament and next month in Brazil will be no different as...
  • Manchester United has finances to strengthen squad May 15, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United say they have the financial power to reinforce the squad following their worst Premier League season. The team went from champions to a seventh-place finish and fired manager David Moyes less than 10 months after succeeding Alex Ferguson. But in the first three months of 2014, as United reached...
  • Rooney expects to be 100 percent fit for Brazil May 20, 2014

    Wayne Rooney expects to be in peak condition when he embarks on his third World Cup finals campaign next month and is excited by the potential of the young talent in the England squad. The 28-year-old striker was rushed back from a metatarsal injury for the 2006 World Cup and carried...