Joe Cole Talks about being a Boy Wonder

Joe Cole, former attacking midfielder or winger and an English football coach working three days at the Chelsea Academy spoke about his journey as a teenage prodigy and how he was just like everyone else, in an interview

The tale of Joe Cole signing his first professional contract with west ham united will be told time and again and people will proudly confess being witness to such an event, were the thoughts of Upton Park stadium announcer.Manchester United tried to bring in the player at the age of seventeen but he wanted to play with his mates and so he stayed with the Hams.

Rooney Helps Solskjaer With His New Appointment

Solskjaer stated that Wayne Rooney was a big help in getting the Man City in a positive mode within a short time. The Norwegian, who is now 45 years of age, has been temporarily appointed after Jose Mourinho was sacked recently. He stated that the advice and encouragement that Rooney gave him was helpful. He has the responsibility to work on breathing life back into a club that is stagnating. However, the match that was immediately scheduled after his appointment ended with a triumph of a 5-1 score in Cardiff City.

Ole Gunnar admitted that the words of the former star player of Manchester United, Wayne Rooney was helpful in guiding him on how to motivate the players who were in the midst of a managerial change. The first match was scheduled on Saturday; two days after Gunnar took charge. He stated that the advice that Wayne gave him was very helpful. He stated that Rooney advised that he had to allow the players to enjoy themselves and play the game the way they do best. With the triumph that the club gained it is a sign that this worked. Solskjaer states that most players felt shackled and careworn. Hence, what they needed was to feel liberates so that they could attack with their pace and score.


Manuel Pellegrini has claimed that Premier League side West Ham have got a $100m player in their ranks in Jack Wilshere.

The former Arsenal midfielder who joined the London club on a free transfer in the summer after quitting the Emirates, is back in action for West Ham following a two month injury layoff which left him on the sidelines.
The 26 year old has struggled with fitness issues throughout his West Ham career but the Hammers gaffer says it is worth the risk owing to his immense quality.


England record appearances holder Peter Shilton has been critical of Wayne Rooney’s feature in the England game against the United States slated for later this month.

The former England skipper is set to come out of international retirement for his 120th farewell game. The 33-year old has scored 53 games in 119 games, so this would be a milestone for him.

Luke Shaw compares his body-build to Wayne Rooney’s

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has stressed that his body has never been out of shape and his figure could be compared to former Red Devil Wayne Rooney. Shaw has struggled to secure a regular role under Jose Mourinho owing to concerns regarding his attitude and fitness but he is keen to prove a point during the upcoming campaign.

Speaking to The Guardian, he said: “People think because of the way I'm naturally built I'm bigger than I am. People can say I'm fat but I know my own body. Of course, I always look big because I'm bigger built. You could say a Wayne Rooney type of body. But of course I worked hard and not just for them [the critics], I wanted to for myself, get in the best shape and that wasn't my best shape.”

Rooney Did His Best As Per Ben Olsen

Wayne Rooney described his initial start for MLS side DC United was not as easy as he expected it to be. It was not a so good afternoon for Rooney, the former Manchester United and Everton striker as they lost 3-1 to Atlanta United. It all happened due to a misplaced card by the striker that led to the opening goal of Atlanta. Rooney said it was a difficult game for them and Atlanta made it to the top. He also appreciated the good job done by Atlanta. Rooney knew it would be a bit tough game as they did not do well enough to achieve victory this time. However, there are many things that they learned and the striker is happy about the extra minutes that he got on the pitch as it would help him in the long run. He is disappointed on the whole, but will certainly buck up do his best in the next game.

Ben Olsen, the head coach said that Rooney did well and showed his best performance on the first goal. It was a good experience to play against one of the best teams in the league for Rooney and his team as they got an opportunity to understand what MSL is all about. The coach said they are lucky to have Rooney as he only gets better and better with time. Rooney has been with multiple teams and gelling with the attackers is not tough for him.

Wayne Rooney Denies Talk Of Rift With Everton Boss

Everton striker Wayne Rooney has denied talk of a rift between him and manager Sam Allardyce. The former England international was livid after being substituted early in the Merseyside derby this month but the pair appear to have since resolved their difference.

Speaking to reporters, Rooney said: “It's me that gets highlighted a bit more than it would with other players. There was no issue with the manager and me or with me coming off. I respect the manager's decision but of course, there was frustration because I wanted to stay on. I spoke to him [afterwards] but really we spoke because of how it was getting built up to be something it wasn't. There was no issue over it."

Wayne Rooney Turned Down Lucrative China Move

Former England international Wayne Rooney has revealed that he has knocked back advances from several Chinese Super League clubs in order to make his comeback with boyhood club Everton. The 32-year-old has been more of a squad player during his final season at Manchester United, and it became clear that he would be moving on amid interest from MLS and China.

The Champions League winner could have raked in a huge salary by pursuing a move to the Far East, but he rather opted to stay put in the Premier League with the chance to perform under pressure for the Toffees, he told BBC Football Focus: “In the summer when I was leaving Manchester United it would have been quite easy for me to go abroad. Go to China, go somewhere else and pick up a lot of money and see out the last few years of my career earning a lot of money. That's just not me. I need those goals, I need that pressure. That desire to play would have been lost if I'd chosen that other option.”

Chelsea boss praises Wayne Rooney for 'playing with his soul' at Everton

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hailed Wayne Rooney for playing with his soul whenever he is on the pitch for Everton. The former England international made a surprise decision to join his boyhood club last summer, and he has since been a revelation, contributing 10 goals in the Premier League.

In the lead-up to the Everton game, Conte was wary over the abilities of Rooney, who has managed six goals in his last five top-flight games. He added to praise the 32-year-old for making the move to Goodison Park, where he has recently earned the right to wear the captain's armband.

Kevin Kilbane - Everton's pursuit of a new manager has gone horribly wrong

Former Everton star Kevin Kilbane feels the Toffees are messed up on and off the pitch after having delayed the recruitment of a permanent head coach. The Merseyside outfit have not employed a new manager since Ronald Koeman's sacking more than a month ago, and this has left caretaker David Unsworth with the job, although with little success.

In a debate covered on BBC Sport, Kilbane spoked about the difficulties of his former side, where he cited the confidence has seeped through the players with their recent performances, he said: "Their performance in their 4-1 defeat by Southampton on Sunday was dreadful and they have become the team that everyone wants to play against, because they will gift you chances and goals. Their pursuit of a new manager has also gone horribly wrong.


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