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Wayne Rooney finding his voice as Manchester United captain

Wayne Rooney finding his voice as Manchester United captain

The new Reds skipper says he had a bad game against Swansea - but insists his new role meant he was the first to admit it in the dressing room
Rooney's highs and lows at United

Rooney's highs and lows at United

Being given the captaincy is the latest chapter of Wayne Rooney's United career - Stuart Mathieson runs through his best and worst moments.
Poll: Who would you have made United captain?

Poll: Who would you have made United captain?

Wayne Rooney has been named as skipper, but would he have been your choice or did somebody else deserve the nod instead?
The Guardian Aug 12, 2014
Wayne Rooney named Manchester Uniteds club captain by Louis van Gaal

Wayne Rooney named Manchester Uniteds club captain by Louis van Gaal

Darren Fletcher to be vice-captain New manager says very impressed by Rooneys attitudeWayne Rooney has been named Manchester United captain by Louis van Gaal with Darren Fletcher becoming vice-captain. The striker has beaten Robin van Persie, who was Van Gaals leader when in charge of Holland, to the position.Rooney led the side in Tuesday evenings 2-1 win over Valencia at Old Trafford, the second time he had done so under the new manager. He takes over from Nemanja Vidic who has left for Internazionale.
The Busby Babe Aug 12, 2014
Wayne Rooney named as permanent Manchester United captain

Wayne Rooney named as permanent Manchester United captain

Wayne Rooney has been rewarded for being Wayne Rooney with the captain's armband by Louis van Gaal. Louis van Gaal has taken the unfortunate step of naming Wayne Rooney as his permanent captain at Manchester United. The club announced the move over Twitter after a generally rubbish performance from our new leader, although he had a decent pre-season overall. Darren Fletcher has been named vice-captain alongside him. Now, TBB is not happy about this. TBB considers Rooney to be a double-edged sword and, at worst, a plain liability along with an intensely dislikeable man and someone who we...
United gossip: Benatia blow, Fellaini move close, PSG want Rooney

United gossip: Benatia blow, Fellaini move close, PSG want Rooney

Reds face competition from Chelsea in their pursuit of defensive reinforcements, and may also need to see off interest from abroad in Wayne Rooney.
The Guardian Aug 9, 2014
Mums gone football crazy

Mums gone football crazy

When This Life writer Amy Jenkinss son Arthur turned eight, she struggled to keep up with his eclectic interests. She scanned the horizon for something they could share and surprised herself by getting hooked on the beautiful gameIts mid June, were into the second week of the World Cup, and I am listening to wall-to-wall Radio 5 Live. The subject of discussion is whether Roy Hodgson should play Wayne Rooney on the left or not. It is the only subject in the whole world in which I have any interest and, luckily for me, Radio 5 Live seems to know it. They discuss this issue every which way it...
The Guardian Aug 5, 2014
Louis van Gaals Manchester United already has Wayne Rooney purring

Louis van Gaals Manchester United already has Wayne Rooney purring

Forward captained side against Liverpool in Miami Rooney: manager gives us a different way of looking at footballLouis van Gaal has seemingly already repaired much of what was broken at Manchester United under David Moyes but getting Wayne Rooney playing with a smile on his face has been one of the most important early successes.The 28-year-old forward completed an impressive tour of the United States and his goal against Liverpool took his tally to five goals in four games amid a display of maturity and authority which proved why Van Gaal was justified in handing him the captains armband.
The Guardian Aug 5, 2014
Wayne Rooney praises 'tough' Louis van Gaal's start at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney praises 'tough' Louis van Gaal's start at Manchester United

United complete impressive tour of USMatch report: Manchester United 3-1 LiverpoolWayne Rooney has thanked tough Louis van Gaal for helping the Manchester United squad buy into a new football philosophy.Rooney has impressed during his teams tour of the United States, which finished with a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Miami, enabling Van Gaals side to win the International Champions Cup.
Royal Blue Mersey Jul 30, 2014

Barkley deal another sign Everton are heading in the right direction

It seemed fitting that Ross Barkley mentioned Wayne Rooney as one of his idols upon signing a new long-term contract at Goodison Park. Rooney was the last great hope to emerge from Everton's academy prior to Barkley's graduation, but his Goodison career was all too brief. He followed a similar path to Barkley, a boy-wonder in Everton's youth sides before bursting onto the Premier League scene and becoming an England international just as quickly. Sadly for Evertonians by the time Rooney has starred for England at Euro 2004 he felt his time at the club was up, with Manchester United shelling...
The Guardian Jul 25, 2014
Manchester United can win back title this season, says Wayne Rooney

Manchester United can win back title this season, says Wayne Rooney

Striker says he would like to be Louis van Gaals captain Robin van Persie looks the Dutchmans more likely choiceWayne Rooney believes Manchester United can win the Premier League title this season, with the striker also admitting he would love to captain Manchester United in the new campaign.United defeated LA Galaxy 7-0 in Pasadena on Wednesday in their opening tour match on a night when Rooney scored twice but Darren Fletcher was nominated to lead the team by the new manager, Louis van Gaal.
The Busby Babe Jul 25, 2014

Video: Louis van Gaal teaches Wayne Rooney how to shoot

Stop leathering it, Wayne. TBB's favourite thing of the day so far is this video from Manchester United's United States training camp, in which Louis van Gaal attempts to teach Wayne Rooney how to shoot: Now, we imagined a player as successful as Rooney would understand basic football techniques like actually looking at the goalkeeper before shooting, aiming for the corners instead of blasting it at the man in the colourful shirt, and not leathering it as hard as humanly possible, but apparently not. Groundbreaking football education from our new Supreme Leader. In light of these...
Watch: Rooney earns a hug from Van Gaal

Watch: Rooney earns a hug from Van Gaal

The Dutch coach seemed in a good mood in the Reds' training session and Wayne Rooney got a big hug for his efforts.
The Guardian Jul 22, 2014
Manchester Uniteds Wayne Rooney keen to start opener against LA Galaxy

Manchester Uniteds Wayne Rooney keen to start opener against LA Galaxy

Striker joined up with US tour party only on Friday Uniteds No2 Ryan Giggs: Wayne is looking sharpWayne Rooney is keen to start in Manchester Uniteds opening tour game against LA Galaxy in Pasadena in the early hours of Thursday morning, despite having joined up with the club only on Friday after a post-World Cup break. The 28-year-old striker had a light session before the club flew to America on Friday afternoon, so has had only a few days of training to regain fitness while in LA.However, Ryan Giggs, Louis van Gaals assistant, said: Wayne really wants to start. Everyone will be involved...

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