WAYNE ROONEY

  • Rooney, Mata, Van Persie score as Manchester United defeat Liverpool 3-0 5 days ago

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney 'considered quitting' at 14 November 15, 2014

    Watford: England captain Wayne Rooney has revealed that he considered turning his back on football at the age of 14 after becoming disillusioned with the game. The 29-year-old is due to make his 100th international appearance in a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Slovenia on Saturday, when he will be...
  • Wayne Rooney is an England 'great', says Roy Hodgson November 15, 2014

    Wayne Rooney deserves to be thought of as an England great, national team manager Roy Hodgson said on Friday. The Manchester United striker is set to win his 100th cap against Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday, adding his name to an elite group of eight other players who...
  • 'Proud' Wayne Rooney set to join 100 club for England November 13, 2014

    Having avoided the pitfalls suffered in early Euro 2016 qualifying matches by several other seeded countries, England will be confident of a fourth successive Group E victory at home to Slovenia on Saturday. While teams like Germany, holders Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal have all suffered unexpected defeats, Roy Hodgson's team...
  • Stupid Smalling, stellar Aguero and a laughing Mourinho November 4, 2014

    The Manchester derby last night ended with a predictable result, based on recent history. In what was ultimately a mediocre, error-strewn game, we did get to understand much and more about the two teams on the field. Some of the more pertinent ones are presented below: 1. The last few...
  • Record scorer Wayne Rooney returns for Manchester derby November 2, 2014

    Manchester United are set to welcome back captain Wayne Rooney from suspension for their visit to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday, hoping the striker can add to his record scoring tally in the derby. Rooney, who has scored more goals than anyone in the Manchester derby, is back after...
  • Manchester derby leads talking points this EPL weekend November 1, 2014

    Manchester: The Manchester derby was a fixture that filled the blue half of the city with dread during United's glory years under Alex Ferguson. Now, it's United fans who are starting to fear the worst when one of English football's biggest matches comes around. City is looking for a sixth win in...
  • Radamel Falcao out of Manchester derby, Wayne Rooney fit October 31, 2014

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says striker Radamel Falcao will miss Sunday's derby match against Manchester City but captain Wayne Rooney is fit to play. Van Gaal says "Falcao is still injured" after sustaining a problem in training but that "Rooney was not injured. He shall play, he is...
  • Euro 2016: England cruising but little to get excited about October 13, 2014

    London: Nine points from three games in a mediocre Euro 2016 qualifying group means fans can begin to dust off their French phrase books as surely not even England can make a drama out of this one. The expanded format for the next finals has removed any sense of tension from...
  • Wayne Rooney free kick earns England 1-0 win against Estonia October 12, 2014

    Tallinn: Wayne Rooney curled in a 73rd-minute free kick to earn England a 1-0 win over 10-man Estonia and a third straight victory in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship on Sunday. Playing in his 99th international, the England captain made up for missing two first-half chances by whipping a shot...
  • England thump San Marino 5-0 in Euro Qualifiers October 10, 2014

    England duly beat San Marino 5-0 to maintain their perfect start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign but laboured for long periods against the joint-worst team in the world at a half-full Wembley on Thursday. England went ahead when Phil Jagielka headed home a corner after 24 minutes, doubled their lead...
  • Manchester United able to cope without Rooney, says Roberto Martinez October 3, 2014

    London: Manchester United have enough in their armoury to cope with the loss of suspended striker Wayne Rooney, Everton manager Roberto Martinez warned his players on Friday ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Rooney was red-carded for a wild kick at West Ham United's Stewart Downing in...
  • Sent off Rooney says he is more mature now September 29, 2014

    London: Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney claimed to be "a lot more mature on the pitch" in an interview conducted for the Sunday Times a few days before he was sent off against West Ham United on Saturday. Rooney left his team a man short for the last half...
  • Wayne Rooney deserved red, says relieved Louis van Gaal September 27, 2014

    London: Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney deserved the sending-off that jeopardised his side's nervy 2-1 Premier League win over West Ham United on Saturday, his manager Louis van Gaal said. The Dutchman stopped short of condemning the England captain for an inexplicably rash challenge, though, hailing his players' attitude to secure...
  • Manchester United hold on to beat West Ham after Rooney red September 27, 2014

    Manchester: Captain Wayne Rooney was sent off after scoring but 10-man Manchester United clung on to beat West Ham 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. It was just United's second victory in seven matches under Louis van Gaal, coming a week after a humbling loss at newly-promoted Leicester. It had...
  • EPL: Manchester United thrash QPR 40 to register first win of season September 14, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United ended their winless start to the Premier League season in emphatic fashion on Sunday, beating Queens Park Rangers 40 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 10 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 worstever 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...