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.

Rooney change was Tactical, says Ronald Koeman

It has been an incredible last couple of months in the ever-turbulent life of Wayne Rooney.

He returns back to where it all started with his beloved Everton. He scores on his league debut. He then gets arrested and charged with drink-driving and ordered to do community service. His marriage is on the rocks as a result.

Everton embark on a horror run of form but get a much-needed win at the weekend against Bournemouth. Again though, it’s Rooney who is the centre of attention getting involved in a nasty aerial clash with the Cherries Simon Francis which leaves him with a black eye and blood pouring from the wound.

Antonio Conte Disappointed with Wayne Rooney’s International Retirement

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed that he is disappointed with England striker Wayne Rooney deciding to end his international career.

After a spell on the wilderness, manager Gareth Southgate was about to include Rooney for the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifiers. However, Conte was left surprised when Rooney decided to end his international career as the most decorated player for England. He is the record goalscorer for the national team, and he claimed that he wants to focus on his career at Everton going forward. Rooney made the return to Goodison Park in the summer on a free transfer with Romelu Lukaku going the other way.

Rooney wants to stay

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney said that he has no intention of leaving the club next season and that he is interested in fighting for his place.

He believes that he can still play at the highest level and that he can still contribute to the team.

Wayne Rooney said that he has always been a fan of Manchester United and that he will remain at the club as long as the manager wants him to stay. He has told fans to not listen to rumors that claim that he is interested in switching club during the transfer window.

England Boss Doubts Wayne Rooney's International Prospects

England manager Gareth Southgate is unsure whether Wayne Rooney will earn another cap with the Three Lions following his recent snub.

The Manchester United striker has been restricted to gametime under Jose Mourinho, and it was not until the final month of the season, did he earn a regular run in the starting line-up.Rooney currently has two years left on his United contract, and it is widely suggested that he may have to move on in order to better his prospects of making the World Cup squad. Following the announcement of the recent squad, Southgate admitted that he does not know if Rooney will wear the Three Lions again in his playing career.

Rooney ready for derby

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney said that he is ready for the derby game that will see his side face Manchester City.

He believes that this is an important game for both sides as they are still fighting for qualification for the Champions League.

Will Wayne Rooney go to another Premier League club?

Wayne Rooney has lost his place in the Manchester United starting lineup. The forward has been in decline for a while now, and it seems that he is no longer important to United. The 31-year-old, who has also operated as a midfielder, has started only nine Premier League matches for the Red Devils so far this season, scoring two goals and providing five assists in the process. During the 2015-16 campaign, Rooney scored eight goals and created 42 chances in 28 league matches for the Old Trafford outfit.

Rooney has been on the books of United since 2004 and has a contract until June 2019, but the England international has consistently been linked with moves away from Old Trafford. There have been reports of him moving to China, while his former club Everton have been linked with a summer bid. It seems that the 31-year-old’s time at United is coming to an end. Even if Rooney plays his part in guiding Jose Mourinho's side back into the Champions League, it is hard to see him remain part of the Portuguese manager’s plans for the 2017-18 campaign.


Former Manchester United’s defender, Rio Ferdinand has insisted that current club captain, Wayne Rooney deserves more praise after the Red Devil’s draw at home with Liverpool in last week end’s game.

The 31-year- old striker, who equaled Sir Bobby Charlton’s 43-year-old goal scoring record at Man United last week, was introduced at half time against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Wayne Rooney is one of the greatest players in the Premier League era and remains an important player for Manchester United. Rooney may be 31 years of age, but the England international is still going strong and has a fair few years left in him at the very top level.

Rooney has been on the books of United since 2004 when he joined from Premier League rivals Everton and has a contract with the Red Devils until June 2019. The forward has been linked with a move away from United, with clubs from China reported to be interested in his services.


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