ROONEY COULD BE MIDFIELDER

The former Everton striker Wayne Rooney is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, but he is also equally adept at playing in a number of different positions across the pitch.

He has even been used as a defender by Sir Alex Ferguson on a few occasion. However, many think that his best position is just behind the striker. This season, he has largely found himself playing in the midfield due to the presence of Robin van Persie up front. The Dutchman was signing from Arsenal for £ 24 million, and his form has made it difficult for Sir Alex Ferguson to drop him.

BACK FOR NEWCASTLE

The star striker of Manchester United, Wayne Rooney, is expected to make a comeback for his team in the Capital One Cup match against Newcastle United which is going to be played at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Rooney hasn’t played any match for United since the last one month. He had injured his thigh severely while playing in the match against Fulham. But, he has recovered from that injury now. He has been practicing since the last 5 days and there is a good possibility of him featuring in the match against Newcastle United.
However, Sir Alex Ferguson hasn’t confirmed that Rooney is going to play against Newcastle United. When asked about Rooney’s fitness, Ferguson said, “Rooney has made a very quick recovery and he is almost fit.”

CONSISTENCY IS KEY

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that it is extremely imperative that the club maintain the consistency during this season in order to win any major trophy. Manchester United were left without any major trophy in the bag for the first time in four seasons last season. Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping to lift the Premier league title this time around, which will be the record 20th Premier league title for Manchester United. It is also a major incentive that Sir Alex Ferguson will be looking to claim the title from Manchester United's arch rivals – Manchester city.

GOAL VOTED BEST EVER

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's goal against Manchester City only a few months has been voted as the best goal in the 20 seasons of the Premier league.

Rooney scored a wonderful bicycle kick, which was nominated in the goal of the past two decades category.

The Premier league is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Wayne Rooney's goal has nominated alongside Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp's goal against Newcastle back in 2002 and also the wonderful strike from Arsenal striker Thierry Henry against Manchester United in 2000. This is the second time a Manchester United player has won the award after David Beckham won the 10 year celebratory award for his goal against Wimbledon in 2002.

ROONEY TARGETS RECORD

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is targeting the record set by Sir Bobby Charlton at Manchester United many years ago.

Wayne Rooney has become one of the main players at Manchester United, and he has so far scored 28 goals in this season alone. He looks on course to beat the record of Dennis Viollet and George Best when it comes to the most number of goals scored for Manchester United.

Dennis Viollet and George Best are currently in the fourth place, while Sir Bobby Charlton leads the record. Wayne Rooney's 175 goals for Manchester United puts him just for behind Dennis Viollet and George Best.

ROONEY BACK IN THE GOALS

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is back among the goals after scoring against Wolverhampton Wanderers in an English Premier League match at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The talismanic United forward has not been among the goals since the middle of September, a period stretching 723 minutes and his two goals against Wolves means he has ended his goal scoring drought this season that saw him begin with a bang and scoring two hat-tricks in successive matches against Bolton Wanderers and Chelsea. The goals cap off a good weekend for Rooney who saw his ban in the Euro 2012 reduced to 2 matches from 3 matches after an appeal, which means that he will definitely go to the Euros with the England squad.

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