Wayne Rooney

  • Manchester United outclass Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in EPL 15-03-2015 11:28 PM

    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...
  • Danny Welbeck scores winner as Arsenal sink Manchester United 2-1 in FA Cup 10-03-2015 07:15 AM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney, inspired by memory of Manchester United loss, eyes first FA Cup 06-03-2015 09:58 PM

    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...
  • Di Maria will get back to his best at Manchester United, says Rooney 02-03-2015 09:36 PM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney provides timely reminder of Manchester United worth 01-03-2015 10:17 AM

    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...
  • EPL: Manchester United lose 2-1 to Swansea City 21-02-2015 10:39 PM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney apologised to me for diving: Preston goalkeeper 18-02-2015 05:02 PM

    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...
  • Manchester United beat Preston 3-1 to reach FA Cup quarters 17-02-2015 07:45 AM

    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...
  • Minnows Preston next test for unconvincing Manchester United 14-02-2015 07:29 AM

    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,...
  • Wayne Rooney still Roy Hodgson's leading striker, Harry Kane set for England 13-02-2015 10:13 AM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney voted England player of the year 09-01-2015 10:33 AM

    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...
  • Chelsea face Spurs, Manchester United clash with Stoke City 01-01-2015 01:29 PM

    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...
  • Manchester United held to a goalless draw at Tottenham Hotspur 28-12-2014 08:25 PM

    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...
  • Manchester United bandwagon gathering pace under Louis van Gaal 28-12-2014 05:27 AM

    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...
  • Rooney nets twice as Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-1 in Premier League 26-12-2014 10:42 PM

    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...
  • Rooney, Mata, Van Persie score as Manchester United defeat Liverpool 3-0 14-12-2014 10:28 PM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie may heap more misery on Southampton 06-12-2014 10:13 AM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney injury not so serious: Louis van Gaal 03-12-2014 10:01 AM

    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...
  • EPL: Dominant Manchester United outclass Hull City 29-11-2014 10:26 PM

    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...
  • Manchester United beat Arsenal 2-1 to climb into the top four 23-11-2014 01:23 AM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney's double helps England thump Scotland 19-11-2014 08:12 AM

    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...
  • Manchester United revenues hit by Champions League absence 18-11-2014 09:55 PM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney joins Jimmy Greaves on 44 goals with penalty against Slovenia 16-11-2014 10:45 AM

    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...
  • Euro qualifiers: Centurion Rooney scores as England beats Slovenia; easy win for Spain 16-11-2014 09:40 AM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney 'considered quitting' at 14 15-11-2014 11:36 AM

    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...
  • Wayne Rooney is an England 'great', says Roy Hodgson 15-11-2014 10:12 AM

    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...
  • 'Proud' Wayne Rooney set to join 100 club for England 13-11-2014 12:22 PM

    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...
  • Stupid Smalling, stellar Aguero and a laughing Mourinho 04-11-2014 08:39 AM

    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 02-11-2014 09:10 AM

    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...
  • Manchester derby leads talking points this EPL weekend 01-11-2014 11:19 AM

    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...