Wayne Rooney has been disappointing of late with new signing Anthony Martial

Wayne Rooney has been disappointing of late with new signing Anthony Martial already grabbing the headlines with three Premier League goals from just two games.

Rooney is yet to open his account in the league this season and this is despite playing in more than 450 minutes so far. He has been much more prolific in other competitions. His best performances, though, have been with the England national team. He has seven goals in just eight games for the England team and this has seen him become the record goal scorer for the national team. His position in Louis van Gaal’s team has been subjected to much debate.

Wayne Rooney says that he remains confident of breaking the scoring record

England star Wayne Rooney says that he remains confident of breaking the scoring record for the national team.

The record is currently held by Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton. The former Manchester United striker scored 49 goals during his iconic England career. It was a great achievement back then since the number of the international matches was not so large. Rooney has scored 48 goals till date and could potentially go level with Charlton’s record in September. England have a match against San Marino, which is expected to be a walk in the park.

Wayne Rooney reveals what it feels like to be the captain of Manchester United

Following the departure of NemanjaVidic from Manchester United in July of 2014, Louis van Gaal had to make a decision concerning which player was going to become the next captain of the Premier League club and it was Wayne Rooney who was selected.

Robin van Persie was one of the top candidates of becoming the captain of the team at Old Trafford as the Dutch forward already has experience in leading players of a team after having captained Arsenal a few years ago.

Even the own fans of Manchester United were questioning the appointment of Wayne Rooney as the captain. Rooney is not a player who is known for being able to actually lead a team as he has a short temper or at least used to.

Despite all of the doubts, Rooney has actually emerged as a person who has improved not only inside the pitch but outside of it as well and the English forward has revealed details concerning how it has been for him after turning into the captain.

Louis van Gaal reacts angrily on question about Boxing

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted angrily when questioned about the boxing celebration performed by Wayne Rooney after scoring a goal in the 3-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday.

A private video featuring Rooney was recently released by a popular national daily. The England international is seen having a game of boxing with Stoke City defender Phil Bardsley at his home. A punch from the former Manchester United teammate resulted in Rooney being thrown offguard and knocked out for a few minutes. The 29-year-old mocked this video by performing a similar gesture after scoring the goal.

Van Gaal refused to discuss about this celebration, as he felt that the media raising questions about the private life of a player is certainly not right. As one of most high profile players within the United team, Rooney’s activities are closely monitored by the National press.

Manchester City coming back to Form this Season

Manchester City might not have played great football for the starting few weeks of the season, but, now, they are coming to their own.

Not only have they started going up north in their domestic league, they have made a comeback in Europe too. In fact, they have managed to make the pre quarter final round in the Champions League.

The other night, playing away at Roma, the Sky Blues excelled. A 2-0 victory saw them ending at no. 2 in their group.

Four weeks back, it was looking like an almost impossible thing for City to be able to clear the group stage in Europe. After having played their 4 games, they only had 2 points and they had to face Bayern Munich, arguably the best team in the group, once.

But, not only did City defeat Munich; they carried the same intensity in the following game too and defeated Roma convincingly to take their points’ tally to 8 and also, to improve their goal differential to +1.

Louis van Gaal Extremely happy with Rooney Performance

United manager Louis van Gaal says that striker Wayne Rooney has exceeded his expectations since his arrival at the club.

Rooney was recently made the captain by the Dutchman ahead of Robin van Persie with whom he shares a great relationship. Even though Rooney has had a stop and start season so far due to injuries and suspension, Van Gaal believes that the former Everton man has done exceedingly well. The 29-year-old has scored five goals in 10 Premier League matches this season, which is not close to the record of areas like Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero.
However, his goals have helped United get important victories against teams like Arsenal and West Ham.

Rooney Captainship comes into question after red card

Louis van Gaal’s decision to select Wayne Rooney as the captain of Manchester United has been one that surprised many fans of the Premier League club, you have to take into consideration that there are plenty more players at Old Trafford which have more experience or have shown to be much more mature and can handle the heat better than Rooney.

In Manchester United’s latest Premier League match, Wayne Rooney was delivered a straight red card which will be suspending the Englishman for the next 3 upcoming matches of Manchester United.

This is not the first time that Rooney has been sent off as he has already suffered similar things in the past when he knocked Ricardo Carvalho during the 2006 World Cup and he also launched a kick at Miodrag Dzudovic a few years ago.

Hamann Believes Rooney Has Poor Work Ethic

Dietmar Hamann believes that Wayne Rooney has not been able to get himself into the category of great players so far because of his poor work ethic.

According to Hamann, talent is not the only thing required to achieve greatness. You need to add hard work, determination, focus and attitude to that. Only, then you can become role model for the kids all over the world.

In the Words of the former Liverpool man, “For sportspersons especially those who are willing to be called great, attitude is very important. You can’t be partying hard like a brat. That might have a bad affect on the mental side of your game. This is where I believe somebody like Ronaldo is better than Rooney.”

Hamann Believes Rooney Has Poor Work Ethic

Dietmar Hamann believes that Wayne Rooney has not been able to get himself into the category of great players so far because of his poor work ethic.

According to Hamann, talent is not the only thing required to achieve greatness. You need to add hard work, determination, focus and attitude to that. Only, then you can become role model for the kids all over the world.

In the Words of the former Liverpool man, “For sportspersons especially those who are willing to be called great, attitude is very important. You can’t be partying hard like a brat. That might have a bad affect on the mental side of your game. This is where I believe somebody like Ronaldo is better than Rooney.”

Rooney Claims Players Are Ready To Impress New Manager

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has claimed that the players are ready to impress new manager Louis van Gaal, who recently took charge of the managerial duties at the club. The Dutchman was appointed as a replacement for David Moyes, who left the role just four matches before the end of last campaign. The 62-year-old from the back of an impressive World Cup tournament with the Dutch national team during which several of his tactical decisions were praised by pundits and fans alike.

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