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Wayne Rooney Biography & Latest News

Wayne Rooney Biography

Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United and the England national team. Celebrated as one of the hottest prospects in the football world, Rooney entered the spotlight after breaking into the English side at 17, and has since then shown immense potential to stay at the top of the game for years to come. Rooney came up through the ranks in the Everton academy and claimed international fame after scoring a last-minute winning goal against Arsenal. Then just 16, he became the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history in the process. Having shown vigorous strength and skill beyond his years, he was signed on by Manchester United for £25.6 million - the highest fee ever paid for a player under 20 years old. The powerful frontman lived up to the hype by scoring a hat-trick on his debut in 2004 over Fenerbache in the Champions League and helping United win three straight Premier League titles between 2006-2009, while also reaping individual plaudits. Rooney was United's top league scorer that season with 11 goals, and was credited with the PFA Young Player of the Year award. The 2009-10 season proved to be the highlight of Rooney's career. He played 42 games for United that season with an astonishing score of 34 goals to his credit, following which he was awarded the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards.

Wayne Rooney Latest News & Articles

EFL Cup 2016: Manchester United vs Manchester City - Five things to watch out for

The two Manchester teams are set to face each other the second time this season on Wednesday, in round four of EFL Cup.

Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 25th October 2016

All the news and rumours of the day in one place.

EPL 2016/17: Jose Mourinho tells Wayne Rooney he can quit Manchester United

Rooney is no longer part of United's first-team and has scored only once this season.

Renato Sanches wins Golden Boy award

Renato Sanches moved to Bayern Munich from Benfica in the summer.

EPL 2016/17: Jose Mourinho confirms Eric Bailly is "badly injured"

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly suffered a serious injury in Manchester United's 4-0 thrashing against Chelsea.

Manchester United transfer rumour: Chinese side Shanghai SIPG renew their interest in Wayne Rooney

After being rejected by Wayne Rooney in the summer, Shanghai SIPG are set to renew their interest in the striker

EPL 2016/17: Wayne Rooney out of Chelsea clash with injury

Rooney is having a torrid time as a United player and has been forced to sit out the Chelsea match due to injury.

Michael Owen says Pogba is the problem in midfield, criticises Rooney's decision to relinquish penalty duties

Michael Owen also criticised Rooney's decision to allow Pogba to take penalties.

UEFA Europa League 2016/17: Jose Mourinho says “Einsteins” need to stop criticising Paul Pogba

Jose Mourinho also didn't reveal whether Rooney will start the game against Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp says Manchester United fixture was perfect preparation for Tony Pulis' West Brom Albion

The German manager admitted his defenders' couldn't have prepared better.

UEFA Europa League 2016/17: Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahce - 5 talking points

Paul Pogba scored two, while Martial and Lingard completed the United rout over Fenerbahce.

UEFA Europa League 2016/17: Manchester United 4-1 Fenerbahce - Player Ratings

A supreme performance from Jose Mourinho's Manchester United saw them outclass Fenerbahce.

Europa League 2016-17: Robin van Persie returns to his old hunting ground

United will welcome former star striker Robin van Persie as they face Fenerbahce in their Group A Europa League fixture at Old Trafford.

EPL 2016/17: Wayne Rooney believes that Manchester United can win the Premier League

The Red Devils have accumulated only 14 points from their first 8 games, but Rooney believes that they can turn it around.

5 reasons why Liverpool vs Manchester United ended in a goalless draw

A closer look at the stalemate from Anfield.
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