Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes that the criticisms targeted towards Wayne Rooney are unfair and that he believes that the player is doing his best on the field.
Indeed Rooney has been the subject of intense criticism in recent weeks after a poor start to the season and was even benched by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. However, there are signs that the player is fighting back and recent performances with his club has shown that Wayne Rooney is gradually coming back to his best.
A 3-1 win over Swansea City recently at the Liberty stadium was enough to ensure that Manchester got back into the Premier League title race on a fresh start after coming off with just one win in six league matches
The Red Devils got the necessary boost after the news of how North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham ended up in a 1-1 draw, with both team thus failing to advance up the League table.
The Interim manager of the England’s senior men team, Gareth Southgate declares that captain Wayne Rooney must display positional discipline during his managerial tenure.
Under-21 coach, Southgate took over the senior team following the departure of Sam Allardyce, who was recorded by undercover reporters discussing the circumvention of Football Association transfer regulations.
Southgate assured the England international, Rooney that he will retain his captain band despite having lost his place in his club side, Manchester United first eleven.
José Mourinho says that Wayne Rooney has hid an injury – suffered during training – in order to play in the Europa League encounter against Fenerbahce.
The striker has been starved of first-team opportunities over the last few weeks. Many have even blamed him for the poor run of form experienced by Manchester United at the start of the season. Rooney has been one of the greatest players for the club over the last decade. In fact, he is about to write himself in the history of the club if he manages to score three more goals in all competitions.
The man whom Hodgson preferred for the corners was Harry Kane and Rooney let the youngster do it versus Russia, but, he felt afterwards that the Spurs striker was not too enthusiastic about doing it in the following game.
Rooney is of the opinion that it should always have been him delivering the corner balls and not Kane because Kane was better suited to play with the delivered ball due to his wonderful aerial skills and should therefore remain inside the D only.
Wayne Rooney has recently voiced his intention to hang up his England boots and retire from performing at the international scene after the 2018 FIFA World Cup ends but the FA Chairman Greg Clarke believes that there is a chance of Rooney performing beyond what the player has initially stated.
‘’I note that Messi retired and then decided to come back again. If Wayne has a good World Cup and thinks to himself 'I fancy a bit more of that' and Sam Allardyce wants to pick him, why wouldn’t he keep playing?''FA Chairman Greg Clarke said.
A man tried breaking into the house of Red Devils star Wayne Rooney.
The 24-year old is set to be charged for attempted burglary while Rooney was out playing his testimonial match at Old Trafford last week. The burglar named Robert Leslie McNamara has been identified to be from Scarborough in North Yorkshire. The £6 million mansion in Presbury has an alarm system that the burglar triggered and police made for the house, catching the thief after conducting a search around the property.
The association of Rooney and Mourinho could have happened a lot earlier as the striker’s transfer to West London was a definite possibility before the 2013-14 Season.
Mourinho was back to Bridge for another spell and one of the first transfers he was looking for to get his fresh spell started was of Rooney from Old Trafford and he had been really pushing for it. The situation was however well managed by David Moyes as he succeeded in preventing Rooney from dumping the Red shirt for the Blue one.
England suffered yet another humiliating exit from a major tournament, but this time after a 2-1 loss against minnows Iceland in the round of last 16.
England were expected to come away from the game quite comfortably and reach the quarter-finals of the Euro 2016. This was seen as the minimum requirement for manager Roy Hodgson to keep his job. The former Liverpool and West Brom manager stated before the tournament that his decision to stay will be made based on the results of the Euro 2016. After being knocked out of the World Cup 2014 at the group stages, it was imperative for England to do well.
When he was demoted to the junior squad by his Spurs manager, Andros Townsend saw it as almost the end of the Euro hopes for him, but, only for the Magpies to come in the rescue and take him away to St. James Park with a bid of twelve million Pounds.
Needless to say in the situation of that deal not taking place Townsend would have been on his holidays by now, sunbathing himself somewhere and not packing his bags for making the journey to the neighbouring country France.