Mourinho Explains Wayne Rooney’s Absence from Chelsea Game

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.

Rooney on England's Corners

Wayne Rooney put himself in charge of the corners during Euro against the wishes of the then manager Roy Hodgson.

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.

FA Chairman believes that Rooney could perform beyond 2018

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

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.

Nevertheless, the charismatic personalities of Rooney and Mourinho have finally associated three years down the line as the latter has now made his way to United and Rooney says due to Portuguese joining the club, he will have more drive in him in the season coming up.

England suffered yet another humiliating exit from a major tournament

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.

Andros Townsend saw it as almost the end of the Euro hopes for him

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.

How vital is Wayne Rooney to England?

Love him or hate him at club level, Wayne Rooney is one of the all-time England greats. The Manchester United star has matured into a top talent on the international stage and recently surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s record goals tally of 49 goals for his country.

On his day, Rooney is almost unstoppable and, while he has lost a yard of pace in recent years, he has developed into a fantastic captain and leader – both on and off the field.

Eddie Howe comments on Rooney being Played as Midfielder

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe says that he can see the reasoning behind Manchester United Louis van Gaal using striker Wayne Rooney as a midfielder.

The position of the former Evertonian has been subjected to much debate throughout his career. Some regard that his best position of the pitch is playing as the number 10, but Rooney has found equal success in almost every place. His incredible workrate is a major factor behind the success, but critics also claim that being used in a number of questions has effectively spoiled his career.

Thierry Henry backs Rooney for England Squad

Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry is of the opinion that Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney should be included in the England squad, but he admitted that the 30-year-old is no longer the first choice with the team.

Rooney has been suffering from poor form in the last two years, but it has been due to a combination of being played out of position. Since the arrival of Anthony Martial, Rooney has been asked to play in a variety of roles like an attacking midfielder or wide man. These are positions where scoring a lot of goals will be tough.


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