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Wayne Rooney backs Ángel Di María to rediscover form at Manchester United

Wayne Rooney backs Ángel Di María to rediscover form at Manchester United

• Rooney: ‘he is a great player ... you don’t lose your talent overnight’• Van Gaal supports Manchester United quality despite insipid win• Video: Van Gaal defends Di María after victory over SunderlandÁngel Di María is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, Wayne Rooney has said.The 27-year-old Argentine has done little to justify the British record transfer fee of £59.7m that Manchester United spent to recruit him from Real Madrid. Di María, who has scored three goals in 19 Premier League games this...
The Journal Feb 28, 2015
Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland match report: Rooney's double sinks ten-man Black Cats

Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland match report: Rooney's double sinks ten-man Black Cats

Wayne Rooney scored both goals for Manchester United, but the spotlight was on referee Roger East after he sent off the wrong Sunderland player
Roker Report Feb 28, 2015

Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland: Rooney Double Seals Win For United

Rooney double seals win for United. A brace from Wayne Rooney was enough for Manchester United to see off a battling ten man Sunderland. United started on the front foot as expected with Rooney heading wide from a corner, but Sunderland had a golden chance to take the lead on 5 minutes. Wickham drove at the stranded defender Evans but rather than playing Defoe in on goal he chose to go alone but the Keeper saved well low to his left. Moments later Defoe received the ball on the edge of the United box but he saw his curling effort go over. The frantic pace of the game continued, this time it...
Opinion: Wayne Rooney in lone striker's role could solve Louis van Gaal's problems

Opinion: Wayne Rooney in lone striker's role could solve Louis van Gaal's problems

The Manchester United manager has experimented with a number of systems, but is yet to drop two strikers to accommodate one.
Daily Mail Feb 20, 2015

Don't just pick on Wayne Rooney... I hate diving, but all players cheat - JAMIE CARRAGHER

JAMIE CARRAGHER: There is a lesson to learn from the storm that erupted around Wayne Rooney at Preston and it is this: we are all cheats and hypocrites.
The Busby Babe Feb 18, 2015

Rooney "apologised" for diving, apparently

Preston's keeper claims United's captain said sorry after the game. Before we get to the details, lets all take a minute to acknowledge that Thorsten Stuckmann is in possession of an excellent name. "Thorsten Stuckmann." If he wasn't in nets for Preston North End he'd be chopping down trees, or carving faintly erotic abstract sculptures from giant blocks of marble. Thorsten Stuckmann. That's a man who gets things done. Now, to business. Following on from United's 3-1 win on Monday night, Stuckmann has been chatting to the Sun about Wayne Rooney's Disgraceful Act of Simulation That Shamed...

Rooney apologised for penalty 'dive', says Preston keeper

Thorsten Stuckmann reveals Wayne Rooney apologised for the way he won a penalty during Manchester United's 3-1 win over Preston.
The Guardian Feb 17, 2015
Wayne Rooney said sorry for FA Cup penalty, says Preston keeper

Wayne Rooney said sorry for FA Cup penalty, says Preston keeper

• Thorsten Stuckmann says Rooney apologised after game • Manchester United striker ‘took his chance to get a penalty’• Wayne Rooney in penalty controversyWayne Rooney apologised for the “dive” that earned him a penalty in Manchester United’s FA Cup victory at Preston North End, according to the League One club’s goalkeeper.Rooney was awarded the spot-kick, from which he sealed United’s 3-1 victory, after leaping over the legs of Preston’s outrushing goalkeeper, Thorsten Stuckmann, and then falling to the turf. Replays showed there was no contact.

The case for Wayne Rooney to continue up front for Man Utd

Wayne Rooney was restored to the forward line against Preston, but should he keep his place up front against Swansea?
The Guardian Feb 16, 2015
Wayne Rooney in penalty controversy in United FA Cup win over Preston

Wayne Rooney in penalty controversy in United FA Cup win over Preston

• Replays showed no contact between Rooney and Preston’s goalkeeper• Preston manager has no complaints over decision• Match report: Preston North End 1-3 Manchester UnitedWayne Rooney was at the centre of a diving controversy as Manchester United came from behind to beat Preston North End and set up an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal.Louis van Gaal’s team had overturned Scott Laird’s second-half goal for the League One side through Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini when the referee, Phil Dowd, awarded an 87th-minute penalty for a foul by the Preston goalkeeper, Thorsten...
Hodgson defends Rooney after Preston dive storm

Hodgson defends Rooney after Preston dive storm

England manager says Wayne Rooney deserved to be awarded penalty during 3-1 win over Preston despite claims England striker dived.
Daily Mail Feb 16, 2015

Roy Hodgson confirms Harry Kane will be in the next England squad but still backs Wayne Rooney as his first choice striker

Roy Hodgson has confirmed he will pick Harry Kane for his next England squad, but that Wayne Rooney remains his favoured striker in the international set-up.
The Guardian Feb 15, 2015
Louis van Gaal: Manchester United’s transfer priority is creative midfielder

Louis van Gaal: Manchester United’s transfer priority is creative midfielder

• United manager: I’m looking for balance and need it in midfield• Van Gaal adds Wayne Rooney is happy being used out of position• Marouane Fellaini to remain up front in FA Cup tie against PrestonLouis van Gaal has prioritised buying a creative midfielder this summer as the Manchester United manager is being forced to use Wayne Rooney in the role, with the move potentially affecting Ander Herrera’s future.Van Gaal, whose side are at Preston North End in the fifth round of the FA Cup tonight, has recently switched Rooney from his usual striker or No10 berth to provide United with a...

Van Gaal: Rooney is Man Utd's best striker

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal claims Wayne Rooney is the club's best striker - despite playing him in midfield,

Wayne Rooney craving for lone striker role at Manchester United

The Reds skipper will doubtless continue in midfield at Preston but Rooney should be puzzled by Louis van Gaal's faith in Robin van Persie.

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