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Southgate Defends Decision to Honour Rooney As Wilson Called Up

Gareth Southgate defended the decision to honour Wayne Rooney by fielding England’s top international goalscorer in a friendly against the USA at Wembley next week. The Football Association announced on Sunday that Rooney would be awarded his 120th cap as a tribute to his England career which appeared to have come to an end when he retired from international football …

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Rooney Set For England Comeback Apperance At Wembley

Wayne Rooney will come out of international retirement temporarily to make a farewell appearance for England against the United States. The 33-year-old has not played for the Three Lions since a 3-0 victory over Scotland in November 2016. The friendly game against the US on 15 November will give Rooney the chance to win his 120th cap and will also raise funds …

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Manchester United Fans Ecstatic As Season Ends On High

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The end justifies the means. This season has certainly had its up and downs for Manchester United, but ultimately their goal was achieved. Jose Mourinho oversaw the Red Devils as they claimed the Charity Shield and League Cup titles. However, if they failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the season would be deemed a failure. As the season …

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Will Wayne Rooney Be Able To Bounce Back From Latest Indiscretion?

Wayne Rooney’s alcohol-fuelled misdemeanour could not have come at a worse time. The England and Manchester United captain was pictured looking glassy-eyed after attending a wedding party at the England team’s hotel. Although it was a scheduled day off for the team, Rooney has apologised for his actions. “Naturally Wayne is sorry that pictures taken with fans have been published …

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Will United Debut Hero Rashford Turn Out To Be A Rooney Or A Macheda?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United scores his team's second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and FC Midtjylland at Old Trafford on February 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

An injury-ravaged Manchester United side looked likely to succumb to a humiliating defeat to the unproven – in Europe at least – Danish side for large periods last night.  A defeat would have sent the club spiralling further down the path of crisis and moved the axe closer to Louis van Gaal’s head. However, up stepped little known 18-year-old debutant Marcus …

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The Clean-Up Job At Manchester United: Who Stays And Who Goes?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Anthony Martial of Manchester United scores past Simon Mignolet of Liverpool for his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on September 12, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Louis van Gaal has spent almost £250 million since he took over at Manchester United after the 2014 World Cup, but there has been next to no progress made. With Jose Mourinho expected to take over this summer, and chief executive Ed Woodward admitting the club will spend this summer – the clean-up operation will once again commence as United …

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Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney’s Undignified Demise

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United applauds the fans as he leaves the pitch after the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Manchester United at Britannia Stadium on December 26, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

A trophy-laden career spanning almost 14 years and over 500 appearances is sadly coming to a rather undignified end. Wayne Rooney’s decline was evident to fans long before he was ever inexplicably handed the captain’s armband in 2014. His stunning assist for Robin van Persie’s sumptuous finish to seal Alex Ferguson’s last title was a reminder of better days rather …

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Video: Whose Bicycle Kick Was Better, Benteke’s Or Rooney’s?

There is a dearth of bicycle kicks in the Premier League. Most of the amazing acrobatic goals we are treated to here come in the form of viral videos from overseas. There are a number of reasons for this: English football favours strength over skill meaning a lack of adequate time and space for anyone to try. Utility and teamwork is …

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Rooney Puts In Another God Awful Display… Collects £300,000

In what world is Wayne Rooney worth his astronomical wages? Wayne Rooney has now started Manchester United’s four opening fixtures as their sole centre forward. In that time, he really hasn’t even come close to scoring a goal. Today, on two separate occasions he was presented with one on one opportunities with the Swansea goalkeeper. He didn’t even get a …

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Manchester United 3 – 1 Aston Villa : The One-Minute Lowdown

Hero, zero, goal of the game and top tweets. That and more in the one-minute lowdown from Aston Villa’s trip to Manchester United. Analysis:  As usual this season Manchester United had the lion’s share of possession without having a ton of outright chances, before the flood gates opened in the last ten minutes. The difference came moments before half-time when …

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Mutiny in Manchester: Are United Fans Turning On Van Gaal?

After a tense victory over a poor Sunderland at Old Trafford, Louis Van Gaal must surely be concerned by the chorus of boos that sounded on more than one occasion this afternoon. United looked uncomfortable today. This is hardly breaking news with uncomfortable performances having become their trade mark over the past 8 months. Yet somehow they are third in …

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Is Van Persie’s Injury A Blessing In Disguise?

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Today The Mirror and The Sun simultaneously reported that Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie will be out for the next four games.  After a 2-1 defeat away to Swansea last weekend, Van Persie left Wales on crutches having sustained an ankle injury. The striker’s form has been so poor of late that the injury was hardly reported by most …

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Five Talking Points From United vs Newcastle

Man Utd 3-1 Newcastle: After a shaky start, United strolled to a reasonably comfortable victory over Newcastle in Old Trafford this afternoon. We look at 5 talking points from the game.  1. Teams Are Still Not Afraid of Man United or Old Trafford Regardless of the score line, Newcastle came to Old Trafford today to win. They played with two …

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