Wayne Rooney wants to focus on the remainder of the season

Wayne Rooney has a contract with Manchester United which extends until 2019 but taking into consideration his current situation in Old Trafford, there is a chance that the Englishman could be making his way out of the Premier League sooner than initially expected.


The 31 year old forward has been dropped to the sidelines on a consistent basis ever since Jose Mourinho arrived on May of 2016 as the Portuguese prefers to utilize other players as his main goal-scoring output.

ZlatanIbrahimovic is the current top goal-scorer of Manchester United with 17 goals in 28 appearances while Wayne Rooney has netted 4 goals in 22 appearances. These stats show just how much Rooney has been struggling in the season of 2016-17.

When the English attacker was asked about whether or not he will be completely fulfilling his contract with Manchester United and remaining with them until 2019 which is what his deal has stated, Rooney said: Continue Reading

TIM HOWARD MISSES EVERTON BADLY

Former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has revealed that he is finding life difficult without them, and that they make an important part of his Saturdays.


The keeper is around 5000 miles away in California and wakes early for the trans-Atlantic broadcast of the Premier League every weekend, staying in touch with the club he spent a decade.

“I miss Everton and I miss my teammates. When I watch them every Saturday, that’s what stands out to me. I miss walking down that tunnel,” the player said.

Howard featured in over three hundred games for his former club so it would definitely take him time to forget. He is still recovering from a hip injury whilst he answered questions from Echo at a Los Angeles conference centre. There are World Cup qualifiers and the new MLS season next month that the player has to look up to. In all of this, he seems to truly miss Everton. The sentiments he conveyed in his farewell letter to the club remain strong.

When asked to describe the Merseyside derbies, the Colorado Rapids shot stopper said: “You work with people and the city is split blue and red. There’s so many internal rivalries. It’s special.”

He added that he speaks regularly with former Toffees star John Stones now at Manchester City. He adds Ross Barkley and Phil Jagielka to the list as well. Continue Reading

ROONEY AND TEAMMATES GO ON LONDON TRIP

In an attempt to improve team bonding, Manchester united star player Wayne Rooney has installed the Christmas spirit in his teammates by taking them on a trip to London. The group was seen having fun at the winter wonderland in London.


This was after united team manager José Mourinho gave the team two days off, Mourinho was impressed with the team’s performance last weekend at west Bromwich Albion. The manager who will not be joining the squad n their little vacation himself has planned to spend his Christmas time in Manchester at the Lowry hotel.

Rooney arranged the trip travelled alongside other members of the team Michael Carrick, the club’s third choice goalkeeper Sam Johnson, Jesse Lingard, Chris Smaalling, Phil Jones, and Marcus Rashford to London.

The team had arrived at Hyde Park at a family event that featured ice dancing and other festive attractions. Unlike some of the more raucous celebrations over the years that the Premier League players have participated in, the event seemed to be a very tame and Christmas themed outing. Continue Reading

ROONEY IMPRESSED WITH RED DEVILS’ ADDITIONS

Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney said he is impressed with the additions to the team this summer by new coach Jose Mourinho.


The England international said he feels the summer transfer singings have started well under the new coach, and knows they will do well overall.

“The signings we’ve made this season have been really good signings. They’ve settled in really quickly and you’ve seen the impact they’ve had on the pitch already.

“I hope they continue and the players who have been here a while can continue to do well. If we can do that, I’m sure we can have a very good season,” the former Everton star player added.

With the high profile additions of Mourinho this summer in Eric Baily, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba, there are huge expectations. The total sum spent costs over £145 million, even with Ibrahimovic gotten on a free transfer deal from Paris St. Germain. Mourinho is one of the top managers, following his incredible run, and with the resources at his disposal, the Premier League title is a key expectation. The team has started the season well, claiming maximum point, ahead of their third game away against Hull City. Continue Reading

Wayne Rooney is happy about his Position on Pitch

Manchester United’s star striker Wayne Rooney says that he is happy to let Louis van Gaal decide his position on the pitch. The United manager recently moaned about the lack of a striker who can score 20 goals a season.

This was despite having the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, and Radamel Falcao in his team. Even though Rooney has scored more than 20 goals in a season in the past, he has largely been inconsistent. However, this has been attributed to playing in a number of positions from the pitch. Even now, van Gaal has been utilising Rooney in a midfield position.

This has led to a minor goal drought for the England international, but the recent switch to a striking position has been excellent for the player. The 29-year-old has taken his tally for the season to 13 from 25 matches. Rather than complain about the inability to play against a striker, Rooney says that he is happy to let van Gaal dictate his role on the field. After being criticised for his negative and long ball tactics, Van Gaal is starting to feel settled at United and he has taken the team into touching distance of arch rivals Manchester City. Continue Reading

Wayne Rooney boosting confidence in Fans

Wayne Rooney seems to have gained the support and confidence of fans or at least the coach of Manchester United as the Englishman a few months ago was named as the captain of the Premier League club as he succeeded NemanjaVidic. Rooney is also the captain of the English national football team.

Despite having received a number of red cards when performing for England as well as making questionable performances for his country, Rooney was selected by David Moyes as the new captain of England after Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from playing at the international stage.

Rooney started playing and representing England at the age of 17 during a match between England and Holland where he managed to make his first goal for his country and from there on out Rooney kicked off his international career with England which has already seen him making over 95 appearances.

The former coach of the England youth team for the 2002 Under-17 European Championship team Dick Bate revealed details that occurred during this tournament that many people might not know concerning Wayne Rooney and something that the 17 years old English forward did.

On the day that England was eliminated from the tournament and the English squad was gathered together during their last meal before returning to their respective clubs and homeland, Dick Bate stated that Wayne Rooney took the chance to express his devotion towards England as he recited a poem which was titled; ‘’ When Saturday Comes’’.

The contents of the poem has not been revealed by Dick Bate but according to the former coach, he and the squad were surprised by how this 17 year old player displayed his love for England and it was an event that Bate will never forget.

“I think it took most of the group aback. Here was a young boy just expressing his love for England in the best format and most succinct manner he could. I have never seen anyone stand up and do that before. I will never forget it.” Dick Bate said.

UNITED TRAINING HARDER

Manchester United under David Moyes have been training more intensely according to star striker Wayne Rooney, who thinks that this training regime is starting to pay off. Rooney has been criticised in the past for not being fit when compared with the other top strikers in the world. This led to him being named on the substitutes bench more often than not last season. This also led to him almost leaving Manchester United in the summer after public courting from Chelsea. It was only in the final few days of the transfer window that Rooney decided to stay at Old Trafford.

Since the international break, though, he has been a different player. He has already scored three goals in just two matches since the international break. He has attributed to this good run of form to the intense training regime conducted by manager Moyes. He has been utilised in this method from his time at Everton, who were one of the fittest teams in the league under his supervision. Despite this, United have had an indifferent start to the new season. Up until the last home match, they have found it difficult to score goals from open play.

Rooney scored twice in the 4-2 win over Bayern Leverkusen in the Champions league.

“The training is a bit different under the new manager. I remember it from Everton. It’s more intense. That’s helping me. I’m glad to be out playing. He’s a great manager and thoroughly deserves this job because of what he did at Everton. It’s good to work under him and, hopefully, be successful together. The manager has made it clear that he wants one up and one behind and whatever way round that is,” said Rooney, who has also dismissed suggestions that he does not get along with Robin van Persie.

United touch down in Shanghai

Manchester United have arrived in Shanghai for the second leg of their pre-season tour to a rapturous welcome from their Far Eastern fans.

United will be looking forward to gearing up for the new Premier League season against old enemies Didier Drogba and Nicholas Anelka, both of whom are expected to feature when United play Shanghai Shenhua at the 80,000 capacity Shanghai Stadium on Wednesday 25th.

The team’s trip to China makes it two continents in as many weeks, having recently kicked off their warm up campaign with two games in South Africa.

The Red Devils’ tour squad is a mixture of experienced first teamers such as Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick and promising youngster fresh out of the reserves, as a number of key players have been left at home either because of injury or to recuperate following the trials and tribulations of Euro 2012.

Nevertheless, United have fared reasonably well thus far, a classy finish from Federic Macheda proving enough to secure a 1-0 win in their opening match against Amazulu and an injury time goal from Portuguese winger Bébé snatching a late draw against Ajax Cape Town on Saturday.

The United players will not have long to become accustomed to their new time zone as they are jetting off to Scandinavia for the next stage of the tour in just a few days, with a game scheduled against Valerenga of Oslo on the 5th of August, followed by a tasty tie with Mr. Messi and Co. of Barcelona in Gothenburg on the 8th.

Park Ji-Sung, Manchester United’s first ever Far Eastern player, quickly became hugely popular with the Old Trafford faithful and was welcomed as a hero whenever United’s previous tours stopped off in Asia. New poster boy Shinji Kagawa will undoubtedly be keen to emulate the midfielder and will be putting all thoughts of jetlag aside should he get a chance to impress United’s horde of Chinese followers in Shanghai on Wednesday.