Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney believes that his team can still challenge for the title.
He said that the team is still developing and that they are constantly improving. He believes that the performance that they made at Anfield is a demonstration of how the team is progressing and following Mourinho’s instructions.
Wayne Rooney said that most pundits were expecting Manchester United to have a bad time at Anfield, but instead they made a good performance and restricted Liverpool to only a few chances.
The England international believes that Manchester United has the necessary squad to challenge for the title and believes that the players are still learning how to play under Mourinho. He believes that the Portuguese manager is the right man to bring the club forward and that at the moment they need time.
He believes that it is still early in the season and that soon Manchester United will embark on a winning streak that will allow them to come back at the top of the table. Continue reading “United can win title according to Rooney”
José Mourinho has revealed that Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba mutually agreed to let Zlatan Ibrahimovic take penalties.
The Swedish striker scored one of his two goals against Southampton from the penalty spot. It was a surprise to see the former Barcelona and Paris St Germain striker step up to take the penalty while Wayne Rooney was on the pitch. Since the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney has been the first choice penalty taker. This has led to rumours that Ibrahimovic had been exerting a lot of dominance in the dressing room
Dismissing those rumours, Mourinho says that the decision to let Ibrahimovic take the penalty was taken after consultation with Rooney and Paul Pogba. The new world record signing is also capable of scoring from the penalty spot with great accuracy. Rooney would also have edged closer to Bobby Charlton’s record had he scored from the penalty spot. The 31-year-old now has 246 goals and is only three goals shy of matching the tally of club legend Bobby Charlton. Mourinho, though, says that the record will eventually be broken since Rooney has the quality and time with him.
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Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp believes that Wayne Rooney should continue as the England captain under Sam Allardyce. He believes that there is a lack of players that have leadership quality in the team at the moment and that Rooney is the most appropriate one.
There have been rumors since Monday when the new England manager has refused to confirm that Wayne Rooney will remain at the England captain. It is possible that Sam Allardyce believe that there is a lack of aggressiveness in the team and that he wants to change that by changing the captain. Although it might be a good idea on paper, it is important to consider which player to replace Wayne Rooney
Harry Redknapp said that he is happy with the appointment of Sam Allardyce as the England manager and believes that the new manager has the necessary skills to take charge of England. However, he is a bit skeptical with his refusal to confirm Wayne Rooney as the captain. For Redknapp, he does not see any valuable alternative at the moment. The only way for Sam Allardyce to replace Wayne Rooney will be to convince John Terry to return to the team. The Chelsea player has already announced his retirement from international football and the new England manager will have to be quite convincing to get Terry back into the team. Continue reading “Rooney should remain as England captain”
Manchester United ace, Ander Herrera, says the club needs their embattled star player, Wayne Rooney.
He says they club as a whole is grateful to have Wayne Rooney in his corner as they head into the final make-or-break week of a demanding league season.
The Reds will leapfrog rivals Manchester City into fourth place in the English Premier League if an away win is achieved in the crucial game against West Ham on Tuesday. Herrera feels <a href=”http://www.ozsoccervision.com”>Rooney could be a key creative figure once again after his assist for Juan Mata’s winning goal at Norwich City on Saturday</a>.
The player told reporters:
“Wayne is a world-class player.
“He’s a very good captain and he’s not selfish, so you always have to have Wayne in the team and in the dressing room. Some of the big players are so selfish sometimes but Wayne isn’t and that’s so important,” he added.
Rooney played in the attack in the game against Norwich as Anthony Martial was injured in the warm-up.
“I know Marcus [Rashford] and Anthony [Martial] are quicker, but we know Wayne’s qualities. Continue reading “HERRERA SAYS MAN UNITED NEED WAYNE ROONEY”
The future of the English national football team is looking as bright as ever before and Wayne Rooney voiced his excitement in seeing how the national side is being filled with more and more talented youngsters.
“It’s an exciting team. I think it’s the most exciting squad I’ve ever been involved with, if I’m honest.” Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney said as he talked about the English national football team.
After the international retirement of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole, Roy Hodgson has had to rebuild the English national side and Wayne Rooney praised the work that the head coach has made as Hodgson has turned the national team into a competitive one that has enough talent to compete against the best teams in the world of football
England recently played a friendly match against Germany and despite having fell behind in the scoreboard 0-2, they still managed to make a 3-2 comeback and emerge victorious.
Even though it was only a friendly encounter, it still was a fairly important victory for England as the team was filled with young players such as: Jack Butland, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane. This shows that the next generation of players has what it takes to push England to victories against big teams. Continue reading “Rooney is excited about the future of England”
Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney believes that he still has a few more years at the top level left in him. His massive decline in terms of form has led to many speculations in recent years that Rooney may be feeling the effects of having been playing regularly since the age of 17. Not many players start playing regular first-team football at this very young age. After having made close to 600 carrier appearances for Manchester United and Everton and a further 100 more for the England national team, Rooney has suffered in terms of form and injuries in the last couple of seasons.
The 30-year-old could have just played his last World Cup tournament for England. The former Everton striker has admitted that age may be beginning to catch up with him, but he still has a couple of years left at the very top. His comments are likely to hint that Rooney may consider a move to the MLS like many of his former England teammates like Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole, and Frank Lampard. Rooney has been out with a knee injury for almost 2 months and has not played since the middle of February. He has scored only seven league goals this season in what is turning out into one of the most disappointing campaigns for the striker. Continue reading “Wayne Rooney believes that he still has a few more years at the top level left in him”
Louis Van Gaal liked the fact that Wayne Rooney had an honest and animated discussion with teammates regarding the way they had played in the first half of the game at Liverpool the other day and it made a great difference.
The Red Devils were nowhere in competition prior to half time break and were probably lucky not to have got trailed to Liverpool by that time.
They were not at all appearing to be going to win that game.
But, after Rooney’s interaction to the players during the break, there was a change in the body language when the team reappeared on the pitch and the captain himself led the way with his first goal at the home of the arch rivals in about a decade.
According to Van Gaal, it’s very important to share honest opinions with teammates and he would be pleased if the players do that more in future.
The manager was quoted as speaking, “Being honest and frank in the dressing room is good. I liked it and I would say I want it to happen more in future.”
“Everyone has to hundred percent commit himself to the team and feel responsible for the way team is playing. The manager shouldn’t be the one taking all the responsibility because that’s not right.” Continue reading “Louis Van Gaal liked the fact that Wayne Rooney had an honest and animated discussion”
Wayne Rooney is confident that United will start challenging for the league title next season, but he has admitted that everything depends upon a good start.
After the arrival of Louis van Gaal last season, United took a few months in order to settle under the tactics of the Dutchman. This season, though, they have the comfort of having already played for the last 12 months under van Gaal. The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss also has a better understanding of his players. A strong start off the line is very much key towards keeping pace with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea.
Last season, the 29-year-old finished the season with 14 goals in 33 appearances. He will be looking for a much better return from his boot given that Rooney is likely to be the first choice striker after the departure of Robin van Persie. The Dutchman has joined Fenerbahce in a £ 4.5 million deal, which leaves Rooney as the recognised top striker upfront. Van Gaal has hinted that new signing Memphis Depay could also be used in this position if he adapts to the tactics. Rooney has pointed out to the fact that United managed only 13 points from the opening 10 games last season. Continue reading “Wayne Rooney is confident that United will start challenging for the league title next season”