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Wayne Rooney convinced he can end England’s trophy drought

A cloud of pessimism may currently hang over the national side, but Wayne Rooney is convinced he can lead England to their first trophy in half a century.
The Guardian Sep 1, 2014
Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekends action

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekends action

Captaincy weighs Rooney down, Poyet needs wise head to deal with Cattermole and Arsenals problem strikes chord with fansSince being handed the captaincy by the Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, Wayne Rooneys form has faltered. At Turf Moor the 28-year-old, who is now also Englands leader, had one of those familiar afternoons when his touch is awry, his passes misguided and he appears off the pace. The Rooney of the US tour is now forgotten. There he scored five times but he has found the net only once this season, on the opening day against Swansea. Van Gaal pleads for belief after...
The Busby Babe Aug 28, 2014
Wayne Rooney named England captain

Wayne Rooney named England captain

Manchester United's striker takes over from Steven Gerrard as England's official pennant-exchanging functionary. Wayne Rooney's inevitable, perplexing march towards a knighthood continues, as he was today named as England's official captain by Roy Hodgson. "I've had a long conversation with him and he is prepared to accept the pressure it brings," roared Hodgson. "I've had no reason to question anything about him." He probably said some nice things as well, but y'know. As for our own dear captain, well, all credit must go to waynerooneyofficial.com for landing the exclusive interview they...
Express & Star Aug 28, 2014

Alan Irvine: Rooney a natural England captain

West Brom boss Alan Irvine insists Wayne Rooney always had the makings of an England captain.
The Sentinel Aug 28, 2014
Stoke City: Peter Crouch backs Wayne Rooney for England captaincy

Stoke City: Peter Crouch backs Wayne Rooney for England captaincy

FORMER England striker Peter Crouch would like to see Wayne Rooney handed the national side's captaincy this lunchtime. Roy Hodgson announces his first post World Cup squad at noon today - and it will include a new skipper to replace Steven Gerrard following his retirement. Crouch, who starred in several internationals alongside Rooney, believes he is now the obvious choice. He has the experience and is obviously one of the better players, said Crouch, so I think I would go for...
London24 Aug 28, 2014

Mourinho talks up Cahill’s captaincy abilities but Rooney set for the armband

Wayne Rooney is set to be named England captain in the wake of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard’s retirement but Jose Mourinho talked up the chances of Gary Cahill.
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.

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