Premier League & Wayne Rooney

The Premier League is an English professional league for association football clubs. Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. 5.0/5

Premier League Wayne Rooney Manchester United Old Trafford David Moyes Manchester City Champions League Juan Mata Luis Suarez World Cup Steven Gerrard Van Persie Arsene Wenger Nemanja Vidic Real Madrid Danny Welbeck Bayern Munich Jose Mourinho Daniel Sturridge

Obligatory Premier League predictions. Plus: Wayne Rooney for top-scorer + Ryan Shawcross for most yellow cards
Premier League - Paper Round: Welbeck linked with shock destination Welbeck targeted by Hull: Hull City are set to make a record-breaking bid to sign Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck, reports the Daily Mirror. Welbeck will start the new season as United's third choice striker, behind Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie, and his chances of seeing regular first-team action are limited. Hull boss Steve Bruce is after a replacement for Shane Long and is hoping Louis Van Gaal will agree to cash in on the England forward. The Tigers will expect to pay around £14 million for Welbeck. This could be a good move for Welbeck, who needs to be playing regular football at this stage of his career. Unfortunately, that isn't going to happen at United, and a move elsewhere appears to be the obvious solution. That said, Van Gaal may be unwilling to offload a player he is likely to view as a valuable squad player, especially if Javier Hernandez is on his way out of Old Trafford.
GBAM!!! Rooney named as new Man Utd captain Manchester United have named Wayne Rooney as their new captain. The England international, 28, replaces Nemanja Vidic, who has left the club for Inter Milan, while Darren Fletcher has been named as vice-captain. Rooney will skipper United in the Premier League opener with Swansea at Old Trafford on 16 August. "It is a huge honour and a role I will perform with great pride," said Rooney. "I am very grateful to the manager for the faith he has shown in me." Rooney - confirmed as captain after the 2-1 friendly win over Valencia on Tuesday night - was one of the favourites for the job once Patrice Evra also asked to leave. Wayne Rooney's career at Manchester United August 2004: 18-year-old Rooney signs for Manchester United from Everton in a £27m deal September 2004: Scores his first senior hat-trick on his United debut in a 6-2 victory over Fenerbahce in the Champions League November 2006: Signs a two-year extension to his United contract until 2012 August 2009: S ...
Marouane Fellaini grabbed a last-minute winner as Manchester United warmed up for the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Valencia. The Belgian, who has had a tough time at Old Trafford since he was signed by David Moyes nearly a year ago, pounced on a defensive mistake in injury time to ensure the Reds finished their pre-season programme unbeaten. Darren Fletcher had put United ahead early in the second half, after Wayne Rooney had missed a penalty before the break. Rodrigo equalised in Valencia’s best spell, but just as the friendly looked to be drifting to a draw, substitute Fellaini pounced for the deciding goal. Louis Van Gaal's first game in charge at Old Trafford saw the Dutchman unveil the 3-5-2 system that served him well so far in pre-season, but although United looked comfortable the game only came to life as a contest when Rooney struck his spot kick against the base of the post having been clipped going for an Ashley Young cross. Fletcher put United ahead with a deflected shot from the ' ...
LVG named Wayne Rooney as Man United captain Louis Van Gaal has named Wayne Rooney the club captain of Manchester United for the upcoming 2014/15 Premier League season. The Dutchman had been pondering many choices for the captain's armband for the Red Devils, many believed that Robin Van Persie would've have been the manager's choice after the striker had captained the Netherlands under Van Gaal at the World Cup. However, 28-year-old Wayne Rooney has been given captaincy duties for the upcoming debut season under Van Gaal, Rooney has now been with the club for 10 years and is tasked with becoming the leader of the new era at United. Van Gaal's Statement Van Gaal made the announcement following Man United's final pre season game against Valencia, he spoke in a interview about how he came to decision over his captain, he went on to explain: "For me it's always very important the choice of captain. Wayne has shown a great attitude towards everything he does." He continued: "“I have been very impressed by . ...
Paul Scholes insists he is ready to tell it how it is in his new role as a TV pundit. But it seems Class of '92 team-mate Gary Neville is already looking to cool him down, after throwing an ice bucket over him. Scholes, who upset Wayne Rooney earlier this summer with his scathing views, joined Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and a host of other Old Trafford favourites for a charity game against non-league Salford City on Thursday night. Neville threw the ice bucket over Scholes as part of a charity cause for the James McCarthy Foundation - not the Everton midfielder, but a young man who suffered a brain tumour in a car accident and wants to complete his 'bucket list' - and the former United midfielder apparently requested that Darren Fletcher be next in line to be soaked. The Former England midfielder will embark on his latest career turn next week as a pundit for BT Sport in their Premier League curtain-raiser between United and Swansea. Speaking to Sam Wallace ahead of the launch of his ne ...
Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney scored two minutes apart in the second half, and Manchester United rallied to longtime rivals Liverpool 3-1 for the International Champions Cup title on Monday night. Jesse Lingard added a goal in the 88th minute for United, who remained unbeaten under new manager Louis Van Gaal. Rooney scored in the 55th minute, volleying home a long cross from Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez. Mata got the go-ahead goal shortly afterward, and United held on to capture the eight-team event. Steven Gerrard scored on a penalty in the 14th minute for Liverpool, who topped United twice last season in Premier League play.- Manchester United Line-up POS No Name SH SG G A OF FD FC SV YC RC G 1 David De Gea - - - - - - - 4 - - D 4 Phil Jones - - - - - 1 - - - - D 6 Jonathan Evans - - - - - 1 1 - - - D 12 Chris Smalling - - - - - - - - - - M 8 Juan Mata 2 1 1 - 1 1 - - - - M 18 Ashley Young - - - - - 2 1 - - - M 21 Ander Herrera - - - - ...
TOP SPORTS NEWS 5 AUGUST 2014 Frank Lampard, 36, is ready to carry on playing for England after the midfielder signed a six-month deal at Manchester City. Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 24, is excited about the competition for Arsenal's No. 1 jersey this season after the club signed Colombia's David Ospina, 25, from Nice. Aston Villa have been accused of trying to gag their fans after it ordered supporters groups to follow a strict code of conduct in which they are not allowed to criticise the club. Manchester United ended their US pre-season tour unbeaten with a 3-1 win over Premier League rivals Liverpool. A Steven Gerrard penalty gave Liverpool the lead, but Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard replied for United. Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry thinks Germany forward Thomas Muller is the perfect role model in modern football. Arsenal would be loath to lose the Belgium international for nothing and so are ready to sell but understandably would rather the player moved to Catalunya rather ...
Manchester United 3-1: Liverpool: United rally claims the prize Following a Steven Gerrard penalty kick, the Red Devils hit three goals in the second half to claim the pre-season tournament By Sacha Pisani Aug 5, 2014 02:56:00 A second-half comeback saw Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-1 to lift the International Champions Cup on Monday. Quick-fire goals from Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata in the second half cancelled out Steven Gerrard's opener as United claimed early bragging rights over their Premier League rivals. Substitute Jesse Lingard completed the scoring with a fine volley from the edge of the area in the 89th minute at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Liverpool were in control of proceedings after captain Gerrard converted a 14th-minute penalty but the Manchester club hit back in the second half. Rooney - named captain for the fixture - put United on level terms in the 55th minute before Mata completed the turnaround with a goal of his own just two minutes later as Louis Van Gaal's team ended their tou ...
Manchester United reach “verbal agreement” on $80 million Arturo Vidal deal Arturo Vidalis edging closer to the exit door at Juventus after Manchester United are said to have reached a “verbal agreement” with the reigning Italian champions. Vidal, 27, is set to become the most expensive player in United’s history as an $80 million deal has been agreed according to Tuttosport in Italyand reports from Vidal’s homeland Chile. [RELATED: Transfer Rumor Roundup] In those reports it states that Vidal will be paid $470,000 per week, which would make him the second-highest player at the club just behind Wayne Rooney. Vidal is a great box-to-box midfielder who has shone for Juve over the past few seasons, but is he that good? Although the numbers seem a little off and slightly extortionate, even for a player of Vidal’s quality, you have to say that United need to splash the cash in order to elevate themselves back to the upper echelons of the Premier League. That’s stating the obvious, but so far n ...
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England Football Team’s captain Steven George Gerrard announced his retirement from international football today. The midfielder, who will continue to play for the Premier League's Liverpool FC, made his international debut with England back in 2000. Fellow teammate Wayne Rooney chimed in on Gerrard’s announcement, stating that “it has been an honour to play alongside him in an England shirt.”
Old Trafford side offer Juventus star a massive reason to consider a Premier League switch. Man United continue to pursue Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and as well as launching a fresh £40m bid the Old Trafford side are also set to offer the Chilean a massive contract according to the Daily Express . Read more Manchester United FC news. Boss Louis Van Gaal is keen to add some creativity to his midfield and will hand the former Bayer Leverkusen man a massive £200k a week deal that would see Vidal earn the same as Robin Van Persie, with only England man Wayne Rooney being paid more at the Premier League outfit. Comments made by Juventus director Pavel Nedved would suggest that a move for Vidal was plausible with the former Czech Republic star stating temptingly; "Our strategy is clear; we want to keep all our best players, including Vidal and Pogba. "We don't want to sell anyone, especially Vidal. "Certainly, if there were a high bid for them, we'd have to think about it." Such a contract offer would c ...
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United's game against Swansea City on 16 August will be the second time the Reds have played in the opening Premier League fixture of the campaign. In 2005, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney scored in a 2-0 win at Everton.
ManU unveils new kit at OId Trafford 2 hours ago Manchester United have unveiled their new kit for the 2014/15 season. England striker Wayne Rooney was at the centre of the photo, flanked by Old Trafford team-mates Robin Van Persie and Shinji Kagawa. The collarless shirt, designed by Nike, features white on the sleeves and a hint of black, and marks the first strip released during Louis Van Gaal’s tenure of the Old Trafford club. The traditional white collar returns for the new campaign, while the words ‘youth, courage and greatness’ are embossed in the neck of the shirt. Rooney and Co will wear the shirt for the first time later this month when they take on LA Galaxy as part of their pre-season tour of America. The home strip is the first to bear the Chevrolet logo and Old Trafford fans will be hoping that it brings the club better results than they experienced last term. United finished seventh, 24 points adrift of Premier League champions Manchester City after a nightmare campaign which saw David ...
Uruguay forward Luis Suarez did something which he did not manage to do in the Premier League this season – score past Joe Hart – as he netted twice in the South Americans’ 2-1 win over England in their Group D clash in Sao Paulo. While Roy Hodgson named the same 11 as the one which started against Italy in Manaus, he gave Wayne Rooney the role behind Daniel Sturridge up front. Following their 3-1 defeat by Costa Rica, Oscar Tabarez named no fewer than five changes to his starting-line-up, with the talismanic Suarez fit again after a knee injury. Indeed, it was Suarez who created the game’s first real chance. His whipped, low corner to the near post looked to be swinging-in, catching Hart off-guard, but the ‘keeper recovered and parried the ball behind for another corner. England’s best early chance also came from a set piece. A goal-bound effort from Sturridge hit the arm of Diego Godin and referee Carlos Velasco awarded a free-kick in a central position. Rooney stepped up to take it and curl ...
Four Most Disappointing Football Stars Of 2014 World Cup So Far The Brazil World Cup has been a timely reminder of how some of the game’s biggest stars have fallen since we last saw them on the international stage. While some players are setting the competition alight with incredible goals and wonderful performances, others are leaving the competition with their tails between their legs. Below are some of the stars who have so far failed to live up to their billing: Steven Gerrard: The Liverpool captain took up where he left off against Chelsea few days to the end of the past English Premiership season; a calamity that all but ended the Merseysiders’ quest for a first League Title in the Premier League era. This World Cup was supposed to be some sort of redemption for the Englishman as he led a brand-new, promising young England squad to Brazil. He, along with fellow veteran Frank Lampard and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, were the only survivors from a talented, but failed Golden Generation. ...
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Suarez: Uruguay must respect England's young guns The Liverpool striker praised Leighton Baines and Wayne Rooney, though he believes Roy Hodgson's side still have weaknesses in defence that he can take advantage of Luis Suarez believes that Uruguay must be careful when they take on England at the World Cup despite the Three Lions' inexperienced squad. Suarez, who is recovering from a knee operation and is hopeful of playing a full part in Brazil, could come face-to-face with a number of his Premier League counterparts when Uruguay face Roy Hodgson's side in Sao Paulo on June 19. And he feels that the youthful nature of Hodgson's squad will give them an extra edge during the tournament, though he still feels they have issues in defence. "England have a nice mix of experience of youth this time. In previous years there were players who were maybe a bit past their best," he toldThe Guardian. "Now there are players coming through with hunger to succeed. We have to be very careful. "But, they do have weaknesse ...
FIFA World Cup 2014 Top 5 lists D.J. Switzer, Enquirer contributor1:14 p.m. EDT June 5, 2I International updates: Top 5 Teams to Watch at Brazil 2014 All the traditional powers will be in attendance, but not all of them are favorites to win the tourname:nt.Wrong Side of the Pond's D.J. Switzer gives us a rundown on five nations to keep an eye on in Brazil. 5) England: Home to the wildly popular Premier League, England is full of names familiar to the casual soccer fan like Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. However, the Three Lions have struggled to make any real impact on the big stage for a quarter century. A class of new faces will hope to make a splash in Brazil and put them back on the map. 4) Argentina: The two-time winners in the famous light blue and white stripes feature a vaunted attack with three of the games' most prolific forwards: Gonzalo Higuaín, Sergio Agüero and Lionel Messi. Whether they can get the most out of them remains to be seen. 3) Belgium: Never a winner of the Wor ...
WAYNE ROONEY : CAN HE LIGHT UP BRAZIL? More than a decade after he made his England debut as a fearless and prodigiously-talented teenaged tear-away, it is still hard to find a consensus on Wayne Rooney's value to his country. Is he the world-class talisman upon whom several England managers - as well as thousands of travelling fans - have invested their hopes of overdue success? Is he merely a good player whose intermittent brilliance exposes the mediocrity of many of his international teammates? Or is he the English enigma - perhaps even underachiever - who has caused so much frustration at major tournaments? What is clear is, that at the age of 28 and with 90 caps and 38 goals behind him, Rooney owes England a big World Cup in Brazil. The Liverpool-born striker might have won Premier League and Champions League titles since joining Manchester United from Everton in 2004, but his England career has no obvious mark of distinction. He is even waiting for his first goal at a World Cup. In Germany in 2006, ...
Alan Smith says Wayne Rooney will start for England in the World Cup - but not on the left wing. The Manchester United forward played on the left flank in England’s warm-up match with Ecuador on Wednesday night and with Daniel Sturridge likely to play as the main striker in Brazil, questions have been asked over his place in the side. Rooney missed the last three games of the Premier League season and Former England striker Smith believes Roy Hodgson simply played him on the wing to give him a work-out rather than trying him out for that role at the World Cup. “I don’t think it was ever a question of making it work,” he told Sky Sports News. “I think he stuck him there because sometimes you get through more work on the left funnelling backwards and forwards. It was all about fitness for Wayne Rooney. “Yes, he has played there before for England and Manchester United plenty of times. It’s not his favourite position and I don’t think it’s a position he’ll play against Italy on June 14. ...
Luis Suarez linked with shock Manchester United move Manchester United are planning to make a surprise €80million bid for Liverpool's Luis Suarez during the summer Transfer Window. Reports in Spanish publication Sport suggest Louis Van Gaal is keen on signing last season's Premier League top scorer despite already having fellow countryman Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney at his disposal. The Dutchman has a number of more pressing areas to address before the start of next season but he is willing to splash the majority of his apparent £150million war chest on Suarez. Manchester United will have to beat off competition from Real Madrid, who have made Suarez their number one summer target, and will somehow have to convince Liverpool into selling their best player to their main rivals. Such a deal seems a slim possibility due to the fact Brendan Rodgers is keen on bolstering his options ahead of his side's first season back in the Champions League rather than choose to cash in on his star player. Suarez, ...
Who do you think is the best free kick taker in the Premier League? 1) Steven Gerrard 2) Yaya Toure 3) Wayne Rooney 4) Santi Cazorla 5) Juan Mata 6) Van Persie 7) Mesut Ozil 8 ) Luis Suarez 9) Others ( Specify )
Just stumbled upon diz nw. Dont know hw true it is buh if it's true den someone is gat to be kiddin me. SEE TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID FOOTBALLERS IN THE WORLD 10. Neymar – Barcelona – £5.8 million-a-year Despite the saga surrounding the transfer of Brazilian Wonderkid, Naymar, the 21-year old still completed his move from Santos to Barcelona. Although the exact salary that Neymar receives from Barcelona is still being investigated by Spanish authorities, you can rest assured, it will be a luxurious one. 9. Didier Drogba – Galatasaray – £6.38m-a-year Shortly after tasting Champions League glory with Chelsea, Drogba made the surprise switch the Turkish giants, via an ill-advised transfer to the Super Lig. Despite taking a wage-cut, Drogba still earns an estimated £6 .38 million a year. 8. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United – £6.54m-a-year Next in this list, is the highest paid player in the Premier League, Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United striker recently signed a four-year contract extension, wh ...
Tottenham have offered Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino a three-year contract and are hoping to agree a deal within the next 48 hours. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to make a move to sign Real Madrid's 21-year-old defender Raphael Varane as a replacement for David Luiz. Paris Saint-Germain target Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris in a second megabucks raid on the Premier League following the signing of Luiz. Defender Ashley Williams, 29, is heading for a Swansea City exit as contract negotiations break down - Arsenal are interested. Brendan Rodgers pledges future to Liverpool after being reassured over transfer backing. QPR manager Harry Redknapp wants to sign 21-year-old West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison on a permanent deal. Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson wants a new contract which would quadruple his salary after guiding the Foxes into the Premier League. Championship side Birmingham City face massive cutbacks as Lee Clark's budget slashed to a quarter of last season's level. Wayne Rooney and D ...
The Former Everton forward has played a huge number of matches since bursting onto the scene at a young age and his former team-mate feels that his best may be behind him Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is concerned Wayne Rooney may be past his peak after playing too many games since his meteoric rise to prominence as a teenager. The 28-year-old made his Premier League debut at the age of 16 before moving to Old Trafford as an 18-year-old, but has come increasingly under the microscope ahead of the World Cup. With a huge burden of expectation on his shoulders for both club and country, along with the sheer quantity of matches that he has played, Scholes is worried Rooney may have reached his best earlier than expected. "Wayne was in the Everton team at 16 years of age, in 2003," the former United midfielder wrote in a blog for Paddy Power. "Since then he's played at Euro 2004, two World Cups, Premier League and Champions League every year at United. "There's a chance he's worn out. "Wayne's peak may ...
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Stoke City have announced the signing of defender Phil Bardsley on a three-year deal. The 28-year-old Scotland international will join the Potters on July 1 following the expiration of his contract at Sunderland, where he has spent the last six-and-a-half years. Sunderland had hoped to extend Bardsley's stay on Wearside after re-opening contract talks after initial discussions came to nothing, but must now admit defeat. Meanwhile, French striker Loic Remy has held talks with Liverpool and Arsenal over a summer move. Former Marseille man Remy is contracted to Queens Park Rangers until 2017 but spent last season on loan at Newcastle, with the 27-year-old impressing during a Premier League campaign of mixed fortunes for the Magpies. Arsenal are also chasing Real Sociedad's £18million-rated forward Antoine Griezmann - while a return for former skipper Cesc Fabregas is also being considered. Wayne Rooney still hopes to be named Manchester United captain, despite reports suggesti ...
LONDON Evening Standard Wayne Rooney will be fully fit for England's first World Cup warm-up against Peru on Friday week but Roy Hodgson is taking no risks with the striker. Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o has called Jose Mourinho a "puppet" and claims he can play in another two World Cups. Bobby Zamora knows he is playing for more than just a place in the Premier League when Queens Park Rangers face Derby in the Play-off Final on Saturday. Manchester Evening News Manchester City's Champions League hopes next season have been given a boost after UEFA relaxed the terms of their squad restriction. City now only have to name five home grown players in their squad. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella says he 'couldn't afford' to leave Martin Demichelis out of Argentina's World Cup squad after his 'great' season for Manchester City. Louis Van Gaal's appointment at Old Trafford came the news that the Dutchman is bringing two coaches in with him - Marcel Bout and Frans Hoek. LIVERPOOL ECHO Liverpool remain keen on securing ...
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We said it before that most of the players at Man U are jus below average players, see what Van Gaal has jus said : Louis Van Gaal only rates FOUR Manchester United players Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and David De Gea are the only ones the new boss rates New Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal believes only FOUR players currently at the squad are good enough to play for him. It's believed that the Dutchman will undergo a massive squad transformation during this Summer's transfer market, and that could see many faces leave the club due to not impressing the new boss. Van Gaal was officially announced as manager on Monday, after taking over from David Moyes, who only lasted 10-months in the job, and he is already keen to make drastic changes to the squad that finished seventh last year in the Premier League. According to reports, Southampton's Luke Shaw is close to completing his move to Old Trafford, and also Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos could be making the Summer switch as well, but at th ...
Five Memories In A Season To Forget For United Fans Adnan Januzaj It’s been a mixed season for Manchester United supporters (if mixed is another way of saying horrendous), and long before the season was up they were counting down the days until it finished. Here, Footy Matters looks at the five abiding memories from 2013/14. THE FALSE DAWN The opening day of the Premier League season saw United travel to Swansea and come away with a 4-1 win. Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck scored two each, with both their second strikes absolute beauties, while the unsettled Wayne Rooney came off the bench to a resounding reception and provided two assists. At the time it seemed as if the new season would be business as usual – A STAR IS BORN. With United and David Moyes under pressure after some bad early results, they went to Sunderland with the possibility of losing three consecutive league games for the first time in 12 years. Moyes sprang a surprise by handing Adnan Januzaj his debut but almost immediately he ...
y Hodgson has named England's 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While there is an experienced core to the squad — Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Glen Johnson have over 300 caps between them — the overriding theme is one of of youthful vigour and promise. Or inexperience, if you're feeling ungenerous. As expected, this season's Premier League success stories are well represented. Five of the stars of Liverpool's oh-so-close title campaign are selected, including forward Daniel Sturridge and midfielder Jordan Henderson, while Southampton and Everton have contributed three players each, the hugely exciting Ross Barkley among them. However, indifferent seasons with Manchester United mean that Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick only make the reserve list, as does West Ham's Andy Carroll. Tottenham players Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend, the star of qualifying, have missed out through injury — this is, incidentally, the first time England will go to a major tournament without ...
Man Utd v Hull Tonight 10:45pm Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs is hopeful Wayne Rooney will be fit after missing Saturday's defeat through illness and a groin strain. Robin Van Persie could return to the starting line-up after coming on as a substitute against Sunderland. Manchester United have won all five of their Premier League meetings with Hull. Hull have never won at Old Trafford in the league, with nine defeats and one draw in their 10 visits. Their only victory came in the third round of the FA Cup in 1952.
WHO'S THE BEST?? Luis Suarez the Liverpool striker won the Football Writers' Association Player of the year. The Uruguayan, 27, has scored so far 31 goals in the Premier League. Suarez took 52% of the vote, with the team-mate Steven Gerrard second and Manchester City's Yaya Toure third. More than 300 journalists cast votes for the nominees for the award. RECENT FWA WINNERS 2013 Gareth Bale, 2012 Van Persie, 2011 Scott Parker, 2010 Wayne Rooney, 2009 Steven Gerrard.
Wayne Rooney has been directly involved in 45% of Man United's 60 Premier League goals this season (17Goals & 10 Assists)…
TRANSFER GOSSIP The summer Transfer Window is just starting to heat up, and we'll be bringing you all the latest, juicy gossip from around the world of football each day in Transfer Talk. The early focus continues to be on the two Premier League clubs with the most decisions to make this summer: Manchester United and Newcastle. How many strikers do Man United need? Manchester United have been linked to Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal. They also happen to employ a Dutch striker in Robin Van Persie. When the time comes to hand out the captain's armband, could Van Gaal go with his countryman? That's a concern for Wayne Rooney, reports The Daily Star, when current skipper Nemanja Vidic leaves for Inter Milan. And if that's not enough upheaval for the dressing room, how about adding in a wild card like Edinson Cavani? The PSG man sees United as the best fit for his game, reports The Mirror, with Manchester City and Chelsea also mentioned as possible destinations. - Laurens: Cavani future unclear United target Marco ...
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs enjoyed a winning start to his Old Trafford reign as goals from Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata saw off Norwich. Giggs, in temporary charge after the sacking of David Moyes, watched Rooney score a penalty and curling effort either side of half-time. Substitute Mata added a third and headed in from six yards to keep United in the hunt for a Europa League spot. Defeat leaves Norwich one point above the Premier League relegation zone. The Canaries arrived in Manchester at the end of a week in which United underwent a second managerial change in 10 months, with Giggs - the club's most decorated player - asked to take charge by United's vice chairman Ed Woodward. The 40-year-old promised a return to the traditional Manchester United style of play ahead of kick off, with "passion, speed, tempo, bravery and imagination," to the fore. A rapturous welcome greeted him as he emerged from the tunnel and with 962 appearances for the club, Giggs wrote United is "the rock his life had bee ...
Football - Premier League United hit four to give Giggs winning start Premier League, Old Trafford - Manchester United 4 (Rooney 40’ pen 48’ Mata 64’ 73’) Norwich City 0 Ryan Giggs enjoyed his first win as Manchester United manager with a 4-0 victory over Norwich City. Giggs watched in a suit from the sidelines, having left himself out of the match day squad. He was joined in the dugout by Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville. United initially played much as they had for the whole season, struggling to find momentum or break the opposition down. Most of the play came down the right wing, with Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia sending in a number of poor crosses. Just before half time, Steven Whittaker brought down Danny Welbeck as he prepared to latch onto a loose ball Norwich failed to clear, and Wayne Rooney scored with a confident penalty. In the second half, Rooney took three minutes to extend the lead, curling in a fine shot from 25 yards. United regained some of their old confidence, and ...
If Wayne Rooney & Coleen Rooney ever got divorced & had to split everything down the middle, I wonder how Stevie G would feel about her having 3 more Premier League medals than him!
Backpass, April 18 Part 1 Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is fit for their trip to Everton. The Former Everton front man is now ready to return to Goodison Park on Sunday after a few days rest. The Manchester United striker missed his side's last Premier League game against Newcastle with a cracked toe. He played against Bayern Munich in United's Champions League quarter-final last week, with a painkilling injection. But the England star struggled against Germans as was clearly hampered by the problem as United crashed out of Europe. Deliberation: Will Rooney's presence make any difference in the game or he should be rested to attain full fitness level?
Manchester United set to give talismanic striker Wayne Rooney a breather in the Premier League run-in.
so the 6 nominees for the Premier League player of the year are: Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez, Stephen Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Edin Hazard and David Silva? how is Yaya Toure not there? how is it that half the list are Liverpool players? as much as i hate Toure, he has been the best midfielder in the league this year. something is a little bit off in the selection process.
Out of the Champions League and who knows when United will be back? David Moyes has admitted that Wayne Rooney's fitness was not up to standard as Manchester United were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Bayern Munich. United suffered a 4-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern after Moyes had decided to take a gamble by fielding Rooney after he had a painkilling injection in his left foot. Rooney missed a glorious chance to score with the game poised at 1-1 - and boss Moyes revealed that the injection had affected his shooting and so Killing Manchester United's hopes of redeeming a poor season with a surprise Champions League semi-final place were ended as holders Bayern Munich fought back to record a dominant second- leg win With United already out of the Premier League title race, FA Cup and League Cup, the Champions League had been Moyes's final chance to redeem what has been a hugely disappointing season for the 2012-13 league champions. Patrice Evra rifled in But Mario Mandzukic nodded in a ...
With Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney agreeing a new five-year contract that will make him the highest paid player in the Premier League on £300K-a-week, is he even close to being among the best players in Premier League history? Is Rooney in fact one of the most overrated player there has eve...
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Wayne Rooney starts for Manchester United as they attempt to book a last four spot at the expense of holders Bayern Munich. TEAM NEWS Bayern will be without three key midfielders for the quarter-final second leg, evenly poised after last week's 1-1 draw. Bastian Schweinsteiger is suspended following his first leg sending-off, Javier Martinez also misses out through suspension, while a third key midfielder, Thiago Alcantara, is out injured. Manchester United have doubts over the fitness of Wayne Rooney, although the striker has travelled to Bavaria despite his injured toe, which was heavily bruised in last week's first leg at Old Trafford. Ashley Young is also doubtful after picking up a hand injury in the weekend's win over Newcastle in the Premier League. But experienced left-back Patrice Evra has indicated he expects to be fit enough to return to the side after missing the first leg through suspension and despite struggling with a knee problem. MANAGER QUOTES Pep Guardiola: "They'll be looking to hit us ...
Today's paper talk The SUN Demba Ba stepped out of the shadows, as Chelsea defied the odds - yet again - in the Champions League. Carlos Cuellar says Sunderland can stay in the Premier League despite boss Gus Poyet claiming they need a miracle. Daily Mirror Mirror leads with Jose Mourinho sprinting along the touchline in celebration as Chelsea stunned PSG, recreating his greatest Champions League moment. Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho says Sunday's duel with Manchester City is the club's biggest match in 24 years. Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey is set for an FA Cup semi-final start against Wigan as Arsene Wenger juggles his midfielders Everton will try to extend Gerard Deulofeu transfer on loan from Barcelona for a second season. Daily Mail David Moyes has assured England fans that Manchester United are not putting Wayne Rooney's World Cup at risk by playing him with a foot injury. Also, Moyes is looking to make an £18m summer move for Bayern's Toni Kroos. Tim Sherwood has turned down the chance to stay at Tottenham ...
Since # Arsenal last won a trophy: *London won the rights to host the Olympic Games, rebuilt Stratford and then hosted the event. *Arsene Wenger has earned over £63.5m in wages. *29 English teams have won domestic trophies. *Juventus and ManCity have been relegated, promoted and won the league. *Pep Guardiola retired as a player, became manager, won 16 trophies with Barcelona, took a year break, returned as manager and won two trophies with Bayern Munich. *Arsenal have spent £227.5m on new players. *Birmingham City have been relegated three times, promoted twice, and won a trophy [League Cup] against Arsenal... Oh wait! Wigan too won a trophy and got relegated. *Every English club across every English league has changed manager. *Portsmouth have gone from Premier League to League 2. *Luis Suárez Gonzalez Diaz has been suspended for a total of 32 games... Oh wait and he's won 5 trophies. *Nicholas Anelka has scored 98 goals for 7 different clubs, got married & had 2 kids.. and he's won 6 trophies. *45 e ...
Moyes enjoying away days (AFP) Saturday 5 April 2014 Share David Moyes feels Manchester United are making the most of playing without the extra pressure Old Trafford brings after sealing a tenth Premier League away win of the season. The reigning English champions climbed to sixth by maintaining their impressive form on their travels, which is the best in the top flight, by comprehensively defeating Newcastle 4-0 at St James's Park on Saturday. The result, achieved despite eight changes and without the injured Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie, was the perfect preparation for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg with Bayern Munich. United, level with the holders after a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, know how difficult it will be in Germany, but Moyes believes his players are enjoying greater freedom when they are not playing on home soil. "Maybe there is a big expectation at Old Trafford to be a bit more gung *** and we have lost games by narrow margins," the United manager said. "Wherea ...
(continued) Salahmade the breakthrough with 31 minutes gone, firing home an excellent first-time effort after good work down the left from Nemanja Matic. An offside flag denied Ivanovic Chelsea's second when he headed in Lampard's cross just before the break. TOP OPTA STAT Salah has scored as many goals for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (2) as he has against them at the stadium (both for Basel). The visitors made a determined start to the second half and, with Chelsea struggling to assert themselves, Mourinho introduced Hazard from the bench. The Belgian immediately had an impact, playing a neat backheel into Salah inside the box, where the Egyptian was brought down by half-time substitute Andy Wilkinson for a Chelsea penalty. Lampard'seffort was initially saved by Begovic down to the goalkeeper's right, but the England midfielder responded first to tap the loose ball into an empty net. The midfielder is the fourth highest-scoring Englishman in Premier League history, moving level with Wayne Rooney on 171. T ...
NEWCASTLE v Manchester United (Kick-Off 3:00 UK & Nigeria) Newcastle's injury woes continue, with Moussa Sissoko joining their lengthy list of absentees with a thigh strain. He joins the likes of Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy on the sidelines. Manchester United duo Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans are back in training and available to play but Wayne Rooney is out with an injured toe while fellow striker Robin Van Persie remains out. Rafael and Ryan Giggs are doubts, but Alex Buttner is fit, while Juan Mata and Patrice Evra return. MATCH PREVIEW It's unusual for this fixture, at this stage of the season, not to be one of importance towards the top of the Premier League. However, make no mistake, it's hugely significant for both of these clubs in their current predicament. In Manchester United's rollercoaster season of transition there have been small signs of hope and recovery at times, only to then be followed by another negative result. Their midweek Champions League draw with Bayern Munich defie ...
"Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances, including the wonder strike against West Ham."
Joey Barton says English are players 'not world class' Use accessible player and disable flyout menus QPR midfielder Joey Barton says English players are "not world class" and thinks fans "get sucked into the hype of the Premier League". Barton believes foreign players in Premier League teams make Englishmen "look better than they are", and compares the "mentality" and "discipline" of Wayne Rooney unfavourably with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. You can listen to Barton's full interview with Sir Clive Woodward on Thursday on BBC Radio 5 live at 19:30 BST. No subject is off limits as he opens up about his troubled childhood, the "weak" managers he has worked under and talks about his own ambition to become a leading coach. Barton also discusses England's chances at the World Cup and the FA's development of players, and recounts what happened before his infamous sending-off against Manchester City at the Etihad in the final match of the 2011-12 league season.
Bastian Schweinsteiger scored a vital away goal as Bayern Munich drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, and was later sent off. Nemanja Vidic opened the scoring with a brilliant second-half header but United's shock lead did not last long, with Schweinsteiger's crisp volley soon levelling proceedings. The Germany international would not finish the game, however, as he shown a second yellow card late on after a rash challenge on Wayne Rooney. He will, therefore, miss the second leg on April 9, along with his defensive team-mate Javi Martinez, who picked up a booking of his own for a cynical foul on Javier Hernandez. The hosts were under the cosh for almost the entire match but captain Vidic grabbed the opening goal 13 minutes into the second half as Europe's premier club competition continued to represent a bright spot in United's otherwise troublesome campaign. Despite their fall from grace domestically, the Premier League champions had won all four of their European ties at Old ...
'All the coaches around the world do not want to be favourites before the tie. I have to accept that we are. Last season Bayern won everything and this season we were 25 points ahead of our opponents and we won the title seven games early. But I know in the deep of my heart which team we are going to play against. 'Maybe they have not played a good season in the Premier League but they make a good season in the Champions League. When I see Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Chicharito, Danny Welbeck, I know the quality these player haves. For one game or two games, they can make the best performance of the season and beat us.'
Wayne Rooney now has 171 Premier League goals and is 4th on the all time top goalscorer list - 4 behind Thierry Henry
Wayne Rooney is 4th in the list of all time Premier League top scorers with his two goals Yesterday . All-TIME Premier LeaguE TOP SCORERS: 1 Alan Shearer (260) 2 Andy Cole (187) 3 Thierry Henry (175) 4 Wayne Rooney (171) 5 Frank Lampard (170)
Manchester United's senior hierarchy is “evaluating all possibilities” as it attempts to arrest the club's steep descent under David Moyes. Contrary to public statements that Sir Alex Ferguson's successor will definitely be granted at least a second season as manager, Moyes' dismissal is prominent among those possibilities. Though Tuesday's humiliating 3-0 home loss to Manchester City ensured that United's first post-Ferguson season is statistically the club's worst in the Premier League era, the review of potential candidates to replace Moyes should not be regarded as a knee-jerk reaction. Key decision-makers within the Old Trafford board have been assessing potential replacements as manager for several weeks and further talks are planned. Having already sanctioned a spend of over £60 million on two headline transfers, handed Wayne Rooney a club-record contract renewal, and approved an unprecedented recruitment spend for this summer, the Glazer family is said to be concerned that the Scot will con . ...
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'Pedestrian. Predictable. Man Utd were a mess' 26 March 2014 Updated 07:01 GMT By Phil McNulty - Chief football writer, BBC Sport The sight of a line of Old Trafford stewards guarding "The Chosen One" banner draped over the Stretford End since the appointment of David Moyes as Manchester United manager suggested the mood has started to sour. And the sound of loud and mutinous voices - not too many but enough to be noticed - raised against Moyes and even in the direction of Sir Alex Ferguson, the man who did the choosing, in the directors' box as Manchester City inflicted the latest embarrassment on the fallen Premier League champions carried even greater significance. Liverpool winning 3-0 at Old Trafford less than a fortnight ago was arguably a greater shock to the system than City winning by the same margin on Tuesday as the Merseysiders have barely appeared in United's rear view mirror in title terms in recent years. But there was a difference. United's supporters stayed in place in a noisy show of def ...
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THE DERBY does not lie. Manchester City surged back into the very heart of the title race thanks to a brace from Edin Dzeko and a late twist of the blade from Yaya Toure.Edin Dzeko is no Denis Law, yet his goals last night were a symbolic reminder of the last time City enjoyed this kind of imperious dominance over their neighbours.Wayne Rooney admits opposition teams no longer fear coming to Old Trafford.IT IS a measure of Manchester United's decline this season that for the second successive Premier League home game they were classed as underdogs.David Moyes should admit his faltering Manchester United side need to aspire to the levels set by their arch rivals Manchester City...
Premier League: Manchester United host Manchester City in derby at Old Trafford Last Updated: 25/03/14 4:04pm Share: Vincent Kompany: Back from suspension for Man City and will have to stop Wayne Rooney
A brace from Wayne Rooney eased Manchester United to victory against a below-par West Ham in the Premier League.
Manchester United VS Manchester City Na real kaba kaba dance go hapin today for Premier League as de Manchester derby go shele wey be say United and City go nak head one time.Last September, City do United shege waya dem 4-1 for Etihad and na revenge wey David Moyes and hin boys go dey find now. United don dey show beta form as dem beat Olympiakos 3-kondo for Champions League come waka go West Ham las weekend drop anoda 2-kondo for dia and dat one go gif dem confido to play City. Manuel Pellegrini and hin boys na one of de teams wey guymen dey luk say dem fit win de League but dia waka get as e be becos dem go still play Arsenal and City bifor seasin kpai. De Uruguay coachi go miss hin sabi strika Sergio Aguero for de match but hun go jolly as hin kaptin and defenda Vincent Kompany don serve hin suspension for de red kad wey hin chop for de match wey dem play with Hull City. United sf go miss dia ogbonge strika Robin Van Persie, but Wayne Rooney go dey and e be like na Juan Mata go play de numba ten posit ...
KEY BATTLES: Wayne Rooney can check Manchester City's title charge The Red Devils will be gunning for revenge after their 4-1 defeat to the Citizens at the Etihad back in September. Manchester United go into Tuesday’s derby against Manchester City a whopping 18 points off top. With their title hopes gone, some Man United fans are left praying for Liverpool not to win their first Premier League title. Some would even go as far as wishing victory for Manchester City tomorrow night. 1:WAYNE ROONEY v Vincent Kompany Rooney goes into the match in a rich vein of form. The striker has flourished for the Red Devils ever since he signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract last month. He moved up to third in the club's all-time top scorers list with a brace on Saturday, the first of which came from almost 50 yards. Kompany will need to use all his strength and pace to keep the England striker quiet. 2:Marouane Fellaini v Yaya Toure Toure warmed up for the derby with a well-taken hat-trick in City's 5-0 win over F ...
United legend and current Hull City manager Steve Bruce is side-tracked in his post-match Premier League press conference when he sees last night's goal from Wayne Rooney on a television screen. I've never heard so many "Wows" together! [K]
Wayne Rooney posted a goal of the season contender as Manchester United ended a memorable week by winning 2-0 at West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.
Football - Moyes: Rooney strike is derby boost Manchester United Manager David Moyes claims his players will carry "vital belief" into Tuesday night's derby after Wayne Rooney's wonder strike set up victory at West Ham. PA Sport Report – 21 minutes ago Rooney's 58-yard goal spurred United to a 2-0 Premier League victory at Upton Park, and title-chasing Manchester City are next up for Moyes and his men at Old Trafford. The 28-year-old's eighth-minute opener evoked memories of Beckham's famous halfway-line lob against Wimbledon. Former England captain Beckham was a conspicuous face in the crowd as Rooney mimicked his long-range effort from that 3-0 Wimbledon victory back on August 17, 1996. Beckham's wry smile spoke volumes of Rooney's immediate contender for goal of the season, and United manager Moyes suggested the strike can breathe confidence through his revitalised Red Devils. "It was a great goal by a top, top player: technical ability, and awareness to know exact where the goalkeeper was," said Moy ...
Wayne Rooney on the half line takes control of the ball and smashes the ball from his shoelaces as he finds the goalkeeper off his post and what do you know, it's Wazza's day as the ball calmly bounces into the net and Manchester United are ahead! It was Wayne's day as not only did he score the goal which probably is Premier League's goal of the season but he also etched his mark in United's history as the third highest goal scorer displacing the legendary Jack Rowley :) It was also wonderful to see Juan Mata play in his preferred position and Shinji Kagawa making a start. Rooney doubled the lead and sealed 3 points for David Moyes! All in all 'Wazza day it was!' GGMU :) PS: Get well soon, Robin Van Persie.
Champions League : Van Persie hat-trick fires Manchester United into quarter-finals Van Persie Robin Van Persie scored a rousing hat-trick as Manchester United booked their place in the Champions League last eight with a breathless 3-0 win over Olympiacos at Old Trafford. David Moyes' side had trailed 2-0 from the first leg in Athens three weeks ago, but produced a stirring comeback with Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and goalkeeper David De Gea returning to the levels of form that led United to the Premier League crown last season. Van Persie slammed a penalty into the net for the opening goal on 25 minutes before he tucked a Rooney pass beyond visiting goalkeeper Roberto for the second goal a minute into added time in the first period after a lovely ball over the top by Giggs to find Rooney. The Dutch forward added number three and the winning goal six minutes into the second half when he lifted a free-kick over the Greek side's wall and into the net with Roberto left dismally out of position. Oly ...
Robin Van Persie's hat-trick lifted the gloom surrounding Manchester United and Manager David Moyes as the English side beat Olympiakos Piraeus 3-0 to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit and reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. United, mounting a dismal defence of their Premier League title in Moyes's first campaign since replacing Alex Ferguson, kept alive their last remaining hope of lifting a trophy this season. Asked to show character by their manager, United responded with Van Persie showing a clinical edge that has been missing of late while the recalled Ryan Giggs was also instrumental on his first start since late January. Van Persie began the Old Trafford comeback with a 25th-minute penalty, awarded after he had been shoved in the back by Jose Holebas. The Dutchman levelled the tie on aggregate in first- half stoppage time, steering in Wayne Rooney's cross and Van Persie completed his hat-trick with a free kick six minutes after the break that left Olympiakos keeper Roberto rooted ...
he New Manchester United contract Wayne Rooney signed last month has made him the fourth-highest earning player in the world, according to France Football magazine. • MP: Rooney wages justified Rooney, 28, put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal at Old Trafford in February that reportedly took him beyond the 300,000-pound-a-week barrier, making him the first player to do so in the Premier League. Estimated to make 24 million euros in total this year by the weekly French magazine, Rooney's annual salary of 19 million euros is actually the highest of any player in the top 20 of the rankings, though he still trails the top three, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, due to his lower endorsement revenue. Messi, who topped the chart for three successive years before being deposed by David Beckham in 2013, weighs in at a global total of 41 million euros. A sizeable 26 million euros of that comes from endorsements, with boot supplier adidas providing him with some eight million annually alone. R ...
Diego Maradona thrust his "Hand Of God" into the air and smiled in approval. If there was a moment that confirmed Liverpool's right to be taken seriously as Premier League title contenders, this was it. The legendary Argentina World Cup winner, sharp suited and sporting deafeningly loud ear-rings, was in attendance in Old Trafford's directors' box on a day of huge and contrasting significance for Manchester United and Liverpool. And Maradona, looking like a well-dressed pirate, will have savoured the quality in Liverpool's display on a day when the secret was well and truly out. Manager Brendan Rodgers, in the shadow of Chelsea and Manchester City, has shaped a side that can win their first title since 1990. Maradona will have appreciated the movement and menace of his fellow South American Luis Suarez, whose partnership with Daniel Sturridge shone a harsh light on the seemingly dysfunctional footballing relationship between Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie. The Argentine will have noted the relentless w ...
United slipping into mediocrity 17 March By Zoran Milosavljevic Conceding three penalties to Liverpool at Old Trafford would have usually triggered a furore among Manchester United fans, players and management under any other circumstances but for the humiliating manner in which they lost Sunday's derby. Not even the fiery Wayne Rooney questioned referee Mark Clattenburg's decisions on an afternoon the England striker described as one of the worst days he ever had in football, after a crushing 3-0 defeat left United with only a forlorn hope of finishing in the top four in the Premier League. Rooney's post-match comments underlined a gulf in class between the two teams this season, with the balance of power swinging back towards a Liverpool side transformed by Brendan Rodgers from mid-table underachievers into title contenders. United, shockingly for their fans, seem to be heading in the opposite direction - at least in the short term. The mauling United suffered at the hands of their bitter rivals actuall ...
Liverpool wound Utd bad bad: Liverpool don confam today say dem mean business and make teams for Premier League begin dey fear dem as dem carri enuff swagga enta Old Trafford waya Manchester United 3-kondo. Steven Gerrard score two of de gols from pena and Luis Suarez sef come add hin own for Liverpool secon win inside nearli ten years for United house. De Liverpool skippo for make am 3 pena score hattrik sef but hin come hit post. Na for de 33 minut Liverpool fes score as Rafael use hand kollect ball wey be say de guyman for waka comot for field and ref sef come point gif pena wey Gerrard no make mistake from to make am 1-0. United come dey try find gol but Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney no clik at all but Unites come wound diasef again as secon haf as Phil Jones come pak Joe Allen inside eightin. Steven Gerrard no make mistake as hin score hin secon pena to make am 2-kondo as Liverpool begin dey run tins dey show who be oga for de match. Yawa come gas for United again as dia kaptin Nemanja Vidic chop ...
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DAILY TELEGRAPH "Gerrard's dream, Rooney's nightmare". It says United put in a shameful display that cast doubt over David Moyes' ability to inspire his team. GUARDIAN Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool can win the Premier League title after outclassing Manchester United. Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has suggested that referee Chris Foy should not be appointed to oversee his side's games in future. THE TIMES "Stevie Glee" is the Times' headline. Its damning verdict says the only one talking and thinking like the manager of a big club yesterday was Brendan Rodgers. Daily Mail Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said his side's dominant 3-0 victory at Old Trafford should be a warning sign that the Merseyside club remain serious title contenders. Wayne Rooney described Manchester United's defeat to Liverpool as a nightmare and one of the lowest points in his career. Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky insisted the title race will go to the last day of the season following his spectacular winner after just 72 sec ...
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has revealed that Manager David Moyes was influential in his decision to stay at the club. The 28-year-old signed a new contract with the Premier League champions last month that will see him remain at Old Trafford until June 2019. "David Moyes's influence on me signing the new contract was absolutely massive," he told The Mirror. "Certain issues did arise last season that I wasn't happy about. But out of respect to Sir Alex Ferguson, I won't talk about what went on because as far as I'm concerned it's all in the past. "When David Moyes took over, he made it clear to me straight away that he wanted to draw a line under last season. And the key thing was when he assured me that he had total belief in me. Just as important, he also told me things that I probably didn't want to hear. "He told me I had lost something from my game and that I needed to get back to basics. The boss reminded me about the player I was. He wanted to know what had happened to all my aggression. ...
Wayne Rooney has become the first player in Premier League history to hit double figures in goals and assists in five separate seasons, as pointed out by the Daily Mail. The 28-year-old overtook Eric Cantona and […]
Manchester United face Liverpool this weekend in one of global football’s most enduring rivalries and, as ever, there is far more than pride at stake for each team. Three points for Liverpool at Old Trafford can reinforce their position as genuine contenders for the Premier League title, with the Reds having ascended into second position, ahead of Arsenal by virtue of goal difference. Manchester United may have already relinquished the trophy they won last season, and their focus has now moved to secure a place in the coveted top four positions. Victory against Liverpool would go some way to achieving that for David Moyes’ side. There is, of course, also the added incentive for Manchester United to quash any title ambitions Liverpool may have and, in doing so, remain on top of the English football perch to which they have climbed, with 20 league championships to the 18 won by their greatest of rivals. This rivalry is one that means more to Wayne Rooney than most, with the born and bred Evertonian havi ...
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge credits England colleague Wayne Rooney for playing a part in his blossoming career as the two prepare to meet at Old Trafford on Sunday. With Sturridge's goals one of the main factors in turning Liverpool into Premier League title contenders, they travel to reigning champions and fierce rivals Manchester United looking to keep up the pace at the top of the table.
Wayne Rooney overtakes Eric Cantona with Premier League goals and assists
Arsene Wenger has held heart-to-heart talks with Mesut Ozil - and reassured him that he is central to Arsenal's plans. Manchester City's Champions League exit was compounded by a potentially serious injury to star striker Sergio Aguero. Spurs' players had a furious dressing-room bust-up after their defeat at Chelsea last weekend. Wigan boss Uwe Rosler is ready to sign Manchester City's forgotten man Jack Rodwell in an emergency loan deal. Arsene Wenger is keeping close tabs on young Valencia striker Francisco Alcacer. Fitness coach Raymond Verheijen has savaged Arsene Wenger's training methods, claiming they are to blame for Arsenal's latest injury crisis. Patrice Evra is set to join Manchester United team-mate Nemanja Vidic at Inter Milan. Mesut Ozil will miss at least five Premier League games which will make or break Arsenal's bid for the double. New Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has already held "positive" talks with boss Mauricio Pochettino and rubbished claims owner Katharina Liebherr wants to ...
Inter Milan are plotting a summer raid for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. Neil Taylor admits he may have to leave Swansea in the summer if he wants regular first-team football. Andros Townsend wants more first-team football at Spurs to help secure his place in England's World Cup squad. Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski is a transfer target for Basel. Wayne Rooney says it is painful watching Manchester United's arch-rivals Liverpool battling for the title. Chris Powell was sacked by Charlton for refusing to play the new owner's players. Andre Villas-Boas believes Chelsea will edge out their rivals to lift the Premier League title this season. Samuel Eto'o is ready to extend his stay at Chelsea beyond his current one-year deal. Manchester United will allow Javier Hernandez to leave the club at the end of the season. Gary Mabbutt has told Spurs boss Tim Sherwood to get used to speculation about his job. Gus Poyet has welcomed the imminent arrival of Lee Congerton as Sunderland's new director of football. ...
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Manchester United kept their slim hopes of a top-four Premier League finish alive with victory at lowly West Brom. A Rafael header was tipped onto the crossbar before United took the lead when Phil Jones powered in a header. The Baggies exerted some pressure in search of an equaliser and striker Victor Anichebe angled a shot wide. However, United secured the win when Wayne Rooney headed in from close range and Danny Welbeck provided a cool finish after a well-worked move.
£15.6m - Wayne Rooney's annual wage eclipses the reported salary of Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo (£14.25m) and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, whose reported wage is £12.08m a year, according to the 2013 Forbes rich list. £160,000 - The figure he will have to spend once tax and national insurance contributions have been taken off his £300,000-a-week wage. £30,000 - The average weekly wage of a Premier League footballer in 2011-12, according to statistics compiled by Deloitte's sports business group. £517 - The national average weekly wage of a person working in the United Kingdom. The amount the prime minister earns pales in comparison to what Rooney will pocket, with David Cameron collecting around £2,740 each week. 65 - The amount of weeks it would take Barack Obama, the president of the United States, to make what Rooney earns in just seven days, based on his £240,000-a-year wage. From £4 a week to £300,000 1885 - The first year that it became possible to be paid to play football. £ ...
Premier League stats: Lamps & Roo milestones Frank Lampard, Carlton Cole, Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge all reached milestones in the Premier League over the weekend. Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool all claim victories to increase their lead over fifth-placed Tottenham, who suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at Norwich. Hull were the only other side in the bottom half to win as they thrashed second-bottom Cardiff 4-0. Chelsea 1 Everton 0 -Frank Lampard made his 572nd Premier League appearance, moving level with David James in second place on the all-time list. -Everton became the fourth away side to average over 50% possession at Stamford Bridge this season (after Swansea, Man City, Man Utd). -Chelsea have lost none of their last 19 Premier League home games against Everton (W10 D9). -Mourinho's unbeaten home record as a Premier League manager now stands at 74 games (W58 D16). -Roberto Martinez has lost all five of his Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge as a manager. -The Blues had 25 ...
fanatix Top 5 most dangerous Premier League players: Arsenal ace joins Liverpool stars amongst most goals and assists combined Adam Davies 29 Minutes Ago Who are the most productive Premier League players? Find out which Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Man Utd stars have the most goals and assists combined here. 4= Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Games played : 20 (2) Goals: 10 Assists: 9 Goals + assists: 19 Wayne Rooney's new contract at Manchester United means he is now set to earn circa £300,000 per week, with the Guardian reporting that his club will actually help him earn personal endorsements beyond his basic salary of around £240,000 - an unprecedented move in world football. Regardless of whether you feel Rooney is worth the Red Devils bending over backward to accommodate him personally, his numbers this season are tricky to argue with. With a combined 19 goals and assists in 22 appearances, he clearly makes a decisive impact in the majority of the games he plays. Even if David Moyes' t ...
David Moyes and Manchester United remain bullish for Olympiakos tie • Manager believes United can win Champions League • Wayne Rooney says strikeforce is working hard in training From David Moyes and his Manchester United players the message is clear: no one is giving up on the Champions League. Wayne Rooney, Darren Fletcher and Nemanja Vidic all echo the manager's bullishness that a fourth European Cup is not beyond United despite the side standing sixth in the Premier League, 11 points from qualifying for next season's contest. To tout themselves as able to win a tournament that includes the holders, Bayern Munich, who are more formidable this year, and the gilded Barcelona team of Lionel Messi, Xavi and Neymar, sounds fantastical. Yet this is a cup competition and Moyes spoke at the weekend of "doing a Liverpool", who triumphed nine years ago as underdogs, while Chelsea in 2012 also somehow pulled off the trick of lifting the trophy when deeply unfancied. United's quest continues in the last 16 at ...
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Jose Mourinho last night ruled out making an "impossible" move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Edinson Cavani, as they are "happy in Paris. I know because we are friends." Manchester United are offering Toni Kroos £250,000-a-week to quit Bayern Munich and join David Moyes' cash-laden revolution. Bacary Sagna wants Arsenal to "wake up" and offer him a £24m deal if they do not want avoid losing him to a Premier League rival. Arsenal's 'Mozart' Tomas Rosicky has committed his future to the club by agreeing a new 12-month contract. Frank Lampard has revealed that Didier Drogba is tense about facing his former club for the first time since that momentous night in Munich in 2012. QPR are considering sacking Harry Redknapp after picking up only one point in four matches in the Championship. Wayne Rooney's fantastic February got even better yesterday when Roy Hodgson tipped him to lead England to France in 2016 Norwich boss Chris Hughton saved his job with the crucial win over Tottenham. Garry Monk believes his old b ...
Manchester United ended their three-match Premier League winless run as Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney goals condemned Crystal Palace to defeat.
On Saturday three of the Premier League title contenders were in action, and they were all embroiled in late drama, battling displays and most importantly… crucial wins. Chelsea beat Everton with a late, late winner at Stamford Bridge, Manchester City edged out Stoke with a workmanlike display, Manchester United’s star duo of RVP and Wayne Rooney saw off Palace and Arsenal battered Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium. Elsewhere there were big wins for Hull City and West Ham United, while relegation battlers West Brom and Fulham drew. LATEST Premier LeaguE STANDINGS So, in case you missed any of the mesmeric action from the PL on Saturday, below are the recaps, analysis and some video highlights to give you everything you need to catch up. Drink it in, my friends. Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland The Gunners blew Sunderland away early on, as Olivier Giroud bagged two goals before half time and Thomas Rosicky, who was praised by Arsene Wenger, got another to make it 3-0 to the home side at the break. After the int ...
THE SUN Mesut Ozil has been axed by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after the midfielder missed a penalty against Bayern Munich in midweek. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Oscar's form has suffered because of the winter weather. Daily Mail Manchester City are planning a summer swoop for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel. DAIL MIRROR Diego Maradona is coming out of retirement to play in the lower leagues in Argentina at the age of 53. DAILY STAR Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons keeping Cardiff in the Premier League will be a bigger personal achievement than winning the Champions League with Manchester United. Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is preparing for a hostile reception for his team when he returns to former club Manchester City, after their midweek loss to Barcelona. Daily Express Wayne Rooney's new deal at Manchester United is worth £42,875 per-day. Aston Villa will reward Ron Vlaar with a new contract if the defender helps the team maintain their Premier League status this season.
Just In: - Manchester United confirm that Wayne Rooney hasn’t signed a new contract yet but agrees Premier League record £70M terms. - Arsene Wenger is being tipped to kick off a £100m summer spending spree with a £15m move for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. - Chelsea boss Mourinho wants Cavani signed before World Cup. - PSG favourites to sign £40m-rated Man United starlet Adnan Januzaj. - Real Madrid are expected to launch a bid for Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois in the summer. - Manchester City star Joleon Lescott confirms Etihad Stadium departure - Inter midfielder Guarin who was 'snubbed' by Moyes in talks for contract renewal. - Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho remains keen on a summer move for Real Madrid's midfielder Sami Khedira. - Inter Milan are at the front of the queue to sign France playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa in the Summer. - Manchester City will be given a second chance to sign Spain attacking midfielder Isco in a £30m deal in the summer because he has failed to settle at Real M ...
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By their own standards, Manchester United are officially in a mess It's been said before, but we might as well say it again: What has happened to last year's Premier League champions? The fact that Charlie Adam banged in two goals in a 2-1 win that made Stoke City the eighth side to down United tells you what kind of a state David Moyes' side are in. Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie all started, but United might as well have fielded the reserves for all the difference it made. The title went up in smoke weeks ago, but things have gone way beyond that point now - the way things are going, they'll be lucky to earn a Europa League spot. Unless there is a marked response at Old Trafford to end these continuing relapses, United's run of 17 consecutive seasons enjoying Champions League football - a greater number than any other club in Europe, including Real Madrid - is about to come to an end.
Juan Mata: New Man Utd signing keen to link up with Rooney Manchester United's record signing Juan Mata cannot wait to link up with new team-mate Wayne Rooney. It has been reported that Mata's £37.1m move from Chelsea could lead to a potential summer switch for Rooney in the opposite direction. But Rooney, 28, is now in talks with United to extend his contract. Spain forward Mata, 25, said: "For me, he's one of the best players in the history of this country. He's an unbelievable player. Mata, who has signed a contract understood to run until summer 2018, could line up alongside Rooney for Tuesday's Premier League game at home to Cardiff City.
Mesut Ozil ranks third in the world in shirt sales so far for the 2013/14 season. Since arriving from Real Madrid in an astonishing summer move, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil’s name and number have been printed more times than any other Premier League player. The £42.4m that Arsenal spent on the German international sent shockwaves through Europe and beyond as Arsenal fans flocked to the club’s shops to buy the new Arsenal kit adorning the name ‘Ozil’ with number 11. Mesut Ozil has kept up his reputation as the assist king – picking up eight assists in 19 Premier League starts. The 25-year- old has also netted four goals, and has completed 55 key passes this term – over 20 more than Arsenal’s next best. article continues below Despite Ozil being a big hit this season, La Liga duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi naturally occupy the first two spots as both are household names worldwide – selling shirts galore in worldwide, in places such as South America, Asia and the Middl ...
There is a new sense of optimism in the Manchester United camp ahead of Saturday's match at Stoke City. Tuesday evening's 2-0 win against Cardiff City at Old Trafford not only earned the Red Devils a welcome victory - only their second in seven league and cup outings - the match also featured an impressive debut by club record signing Juan Mata, plus the return of star strikers Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney from lingering injuries. Spain midfielder Mata, who moved to United from Premier League rivals Chelsea last weekend for a club-record fee of 37.1 million pounds ($61.2 million), was applauded off the pitch on Tuesday after being substituted after 85 minutes. Netherlands striker Van Persie, who missed 11 matches due to a thigh problem, started against Cardiff and headed United in front after only six minutes. England forward Rooney came on as a 63rd-minute replacement for Van Persie after a five-match absence with groin trouble. Ashley Young scored a second for United just after the hour mark. Unite ...
Talksport Exclusive Louis Saha has told talkSPORT Manchester United will not make the top four despite signing Juan Mata from Chelsea and Wayne Rooney penning a new contract. Spanish winger Mata's club-record £37million arrival has got Red Devils fans excited but their former French striker warned the club not to rely only on the midfielder to help the ailing side. Asked if the Premier League holders, who are seventh in the table, could yet make a Champions League place, Saha told Drivetime: "I doubt it. Obviously there will be changes. Mata will bring them something new but it will take them a big, big run to catch the fourth spot." But the ex-France international added that Mata's arrival and Rooney's extension indicates things are improving at Old Trafford. "The style of play is not right and a player like Mata is going to have the same sort of impact as [Mesut] Ozil did for Arsenal. I really hope straight away it's a good thing for the team because they desperately need some creativity in there. "Roo ...
SPORTS Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie could return for Manchester United's Premier League encounter with Cardiff at Old Trafford after training on Monday. Chelsea will push to clinch a deal for Southampton fullback Luke Shaw this week. Arsenal officials are awaiting for final approval from Arsene Wenger to sign striker Rodrigo from Benfica. JOIN ALEXANDER OKIDI ON HEART BEAT SHOW FOR MORE LATEST SPORTS UPDATE 3.30PM
English Barclays Premier League | FIXTURES Tonight Manchester United v Cardiff City Old Trafford 21:45 Juan Mata is expected to make his debut,Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney trained on Monday and could make their return from injury, but skipper Nemanja Vidic is still suspended. Victory would make Manchester United the first club to earn 1,000 points at home in the Premier League - they currently stand on 998. Norwich City v Newcastle United Carrow Road 10:45pm Southampton v Arsenal St. Mary's Stadium 10:45pm Swansea City v Fulham Liberty Stadium 10:45pm Crystal Palace v Hull City Selhurst Park 11:00pm Liverpool v Everton Anfield 11:00pm (Merseyside derby) AFCON 2015 Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes road to the 2015 African Cup of Nations finals in Morocco is set to commence in May 2014 with a preliminary round of qualification. The development follows Africa's ruling body, CAF that has changed the qualification format for the 2015 AFCON in Morocco. Previously, 12 teams in the groups of 4's have always been ar ...
Manchester United’s good week continues, with Goal reporting that they are set to welcome four of their key players back from injury during Tuesday’s fixture with Cardiff City. Goal suggests that Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini and Rio Ferdinand could all return to the United squad imminently, having sat out the past few weeks through injury. The Cardiff game is also likely to see the debut of new signing Juan Mata, meaning that United fans may see a much changed side from recent weeks. Strike duo Van Persie and Rooney have rarely figured at the same time this season, with both men suffering injury plagued starts to the season. Van Persie has been missing since early December, whilst Rooney has not played since the New Years Day defeat to Tottenham. Summer signing Fellaini has also suffered from a catalogue of injuries this season, with his latest ailment keeping him out of the last eight Premier League fixtures. Ferdinand has also been on the long term injury list this season, but c ...
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Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie could be absent for Premier League visit of Tottenham Hotspur
January Transfer rumours and gossip for clubs in the Premier League*** Madrid strikerAlvaro Moratahas ruled out moving to Arsenal, Liverpool or Tottenham in January, instead opting to stay at the Bernabeu. (Express) -West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says he would be keen to sign Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen. (Metro) -Arsene Wenger wants Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic, 30, on loan to boost the club's title hopes. (Telegraph) -Arsenal are tracking Barcelona's young forward Munir El Haddadi, with Paris St-Germain and Bayern Munich also interested. (Metro) -Fulham say they have not had any enquires for unsettled striker Dimitar Berbatov, despite speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal. (Independent) Jose Mourinho has admitted defeat in his bid to sign Wayne Rooney, but suggests Manchester United will sell abroad. (Telegraph) - Mourinho has earmarked scoring sensation Diego Costaas his major summer signing. (Star) - French 19-year-old defender Kurt Zoumahas confirmed he has spoken to Mourinho about a ...
Manchester United were preparing a £37m bid to land Chelsea misfit Juan Mata on Monday night. Wayne Rooney is making a last-ditch attempt to return for Wednesday's crunch Capital One Cup semi-final with Snderland. Wilfried Zaha's United career hit a new low last night when he was left on the bench for the reserves. Alan Pardew insists Newcastle's sunshine break in Abu Dhabi is not a luxury junket. Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup. Sulley Muntari is being linked up for a Premier League return by Hull boss Steve Bruce. Manchester United could have red faces by cutting short their glamour pre- season US tour to play in a Europa League qualifier. Sam Allardyce believes Ravel Morrison had his head turned by the money on offer at Fulham. West Ham striker Modibo Maiga is in talks with Turkish club Sivasspor after they flew in for a meeting with the Mali international. Manuel Pellegrini has challenged Stevan Jovetic to show Manchester City fans he was wo ...
Manchester United strikers Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney will miss Sunday's Premier League game at Chelsea, Manager David Moyes said on Friday. Read more here:
David Moyes says he has received an apology from Jose Mourinho after claims the Chelsea manager had inside information Manchester United “are not happy”. Moyes revealed he was contacted by the Chelsea manager and their press office to clarify the remarks and is satisfied Mourinho was misinterpreted when he said he was privy to the mood at Old Trafford. Asked about the report, Moyes said: “I have seen it and I have had an apology from the Chelsea media department and from Jose. I think it was poor journalism actually.” Moyes must try to inflict Mourinho’s first Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge without Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie, the latter being expected back in full training on Monday. Moyes, meanwhile, has been fined £8,000 and warned about his future conduct by the Football Association after admitting a misconduct charge arising from comments about referee Andre Marriner and his assistants following the recent 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat at Sunderland. admin - nEshun
SPORTS UPDATE:With Emmah Man United strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie look set to lose their fitness battles ahead of Sunday's crucial Premier League trip to Chelsea.However,Darren Fletcher is adamant that Man United have nothing to fear ahead of the trip. Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese has left his post at St Mary's, with club owner Katharina Liebherr installing herself as his replacement. Manuel Pellegrini has promised Manchester City will not ease off the throttle as they reached a staggering 99 goals for the season by defeating Blackburn 5-0 in the FA Cup. Lio Messi has been omitted from Uefa's 2013 team of the year, in the same week he lost the Ballon d'Or to Cristiano Ronaldo. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was the sole Premier League player selected after last year's side contained none. Transfers; Manchester City striker John Guidetti has joined Stoke on loan for the rest of the season. West Ham are back in negotiations with crisis-torn Southampton for striker Rickie Lambert. The Lond ...
Did you know? Only five players (Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas, Ashley Young, Robin Van Persie and Steven Gerrard) have produced more assists than Nani since he moved to the Premier League in 2007 (43) -Shubhankar
All the weekend Premier League team news with Manchester United again without Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney. All match KO at 15:00 unless stated. Hull City v Chelsea 12:45 Hull manager Steve Bruce is hoping a sickness bug that has been affecting his squad has passed in time with as many as nine Tigers players showing symptoms. Chelsea have no fresh fitness concerns Cardiff City v West Ham Craig Bellamy is back from a knee injury. New signing Magnus Wolff Eikrem looks set to be named on the bench after arriving from Heerenveen earlier in the week. Sam Allardyce will give Andy Carroll as much time as possible to prove his fitness. Loanee Roger Johnson will make his league debut with fellow defenders James Collins (groin) and Winston Reid (ankle) still absent and Joey O'Brien sidelined after taking a knock in midweek. Captain Kevin Nolan is suspended and Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) also misses out. Everton v Norwich City Midfielder Ross Barkley is one of four injury doubts for Everton boss Roberto Martinez ...
Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United’s Premier League match with Swansea on Saturday as he heads for sunnier climes – but team-mate and fellow England international Danny Welbeck is ready to continue his recent hot-streak in front of goal.
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Fast Fact : Wayne Rooney has nine goals and nine assists in 17 Premier League games played this season.
A good few guesses on the top 10 booking list there, and as Jheeze says it's former Bolton forward Kevin Davies who tops the charts on 99 bookings in the Premier League alongside Messrs Bowyer and Scholes. Here's the 10: 99 - Kevin Davies, Lee Bowyer, Paul Scholes 97 - Robbie Savage 89 - Gareth Barry, Scott Parker 88 - George Boateng 85 - Phil Neville 82 - Kevin Nolan 79 - Wayne Rooney
Manchester United will give a late fitness test to striker Wayne Rooney ahead of Wednesday's Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur. Has Manchester United depended on Rooney too much this season? Read more details here:
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Post match quotes from the manager. "Norwich put on a great show today, but we did as well. We kept it quite tight at the back. To get two away victories in three days in the Premier League is a good return for us. "Danny Welbeck couldn't score very often last season, but he looks like he will do it every time now. He changed the game today when he came on. "He is doing very well, and we need everybody to chip in with goals when Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie are out. Rooney has a groin strain. But I would expect Rooney to be back for Tottenham."
James Chester's own goal completed Manchester United's comeback from two goals down to win at Hull. Chester gave the hosts the lead with a volley, before David Meyler's shot deflected in after 12 minutes. But United's Chris Smalling headed in, before Wayne Rooney thumped United level from more than 20 yards, his 150th Premier League goal for the club. Rooney's 150 After Thierry Henry at Arsenal, Rooney is only the second player to reach 150 goals for a single club in the Premier League. Ex-Old Trafford man Chester headed into his own net in the second half, before United's Antonio Valencia was sent off. In coming from behind, it is the fifth consecutive win for David Moyes' team - the first time that has happened since he took charge. Hull had conceded just three goals in their previous eight matches at KC Stadium but folded under pressure from United. Steve Bruce has now gone 19 league games without a win as manager against his old club. It looked very different when his side were two goals up inside 13 ...
United into top six with fightback 26 Dec 2013 16:49:17 Manchester United doggedly overturned a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 against Hull City at the KC Stadium on Thursday and clamber into the Premier League's top six. Early goals from James Chester and David Meyler gave Hull a 2-0 lead in the first of the traditional Boxing Day fixtures, only for Chris Smalling and Wayne Rooney to bring United level. Rooney's goal, a sumptuous volley, was his 150th for the club in the top flight and he contributed to the winner in the 66th minute by pressuring Chester, a one-time United youth player, to put through his own goal. Victory, United's fifth in a row in all competitions, provisionally lifted David Moyes's side to sixth place in the table, five points behind leaders Liverpool. "To be two down and come back to win is a great result," United manager Moyes told the BBC. "There's a long way to go in the league and we have to keep picking up points. I believe we can be in the mix and challenge whoever is near the to ...
LONDON Evening Standard Chelsea captain John Terry has defended the club's underperforming strikers by insisting they should not be blamed for their inconsistent form in the title race this term. Theo Walcott denied Arsenal's season is now in decline and accused Chelsea of playing boring football to stop his side going top of the Premier League. David Moyes believes Wayne Rooney is setting the standard for Manchester United. Moyes' pursuit of Claudio Marchisio looks set to end in disappointment,however, with the Juventus midfielder keen to stay in Italy. Hit like 4 next update .
Manchester United: Title rivals will be nervous as momentum builds Manchester United did not make a complete case for normal service being resumed by beating Arsenal - but a glance at recent results and the Premier League table suggests the obituaries can stay locked in the drawer. The noise levels around Old Trafford, and the joy that greeted the final whistle, were an accurate measure of this game's significance to United and David Moyes. United needed three points to stop Arsenal extending their lead over them to difficult, if not quite impossible, proportions. Their still relatively new manager needed a victory in a game of such status after previous opportunities against Chelsea, Liverpool and -desperately and embarrassingly -Manchester City yielded only one point. And both duly arrived courtesy of Robin Van Persie's soaring 27th minute header from Wayne Rooney's corner. If the striker is, as Arsene Wenger suggests, still "an Arsenal man" then he has a funny way of showing it. Van Persie scored in bo ...
Premier LeaguE Manchester United hope striker Wayne Rooney will recover from a groin injury in time for Saturday's Premier League match at home to West Ham. Rooney was ruled out of Wednesday's Capital One Cup quarter-final victory against Stoke with a groin strain. When asked whether Rooney would feature against West Ham, Manager David Moyes replied: "He has got a chance, yes."
THE GUARDIAN: The Manchester United faithful left in fine heart after their side progressed to the Capital One Cup semi-finals, then awaited the prognosis on Wayne Rooney, whose injury meant he missed this trip to the Potteries. Also: Jack Wilshere has reluctantly agreed to accept the FA's misconduct charge for the gesture that he directed at Manchester City fans on Sunday and he is now expected to be banned for two matches - the forthcoming Premier League derbies against Chelsea and West Ham United. THE SUN: Ashley Young fired Manchester United into the semi-finals and begged David Moyes: Give me a chance. Also: Andy Flower will hold crisis talks this week to decide whether to begin dismantling his battered England team. Daily Mail: Tottenham were plunged into crisis last night after Tim Sherwood admitted he doesn't know who will be in charge for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash at Southampton. Also: Manchester is on course for a Capital One Cup final derby at Wembley after United eased past Stoke ...
The top five Premier League goal scorers get their own little write up and a link to video of their goals. Everyone outside of that gets just their name, the clubs they played and scored for (or club, in the case of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Matt LeTissier) and, of course, their total number of Premier League goals. You can also jump directly to the Premier League Golden Boot winners and Most Premier League goals this season sections. All Time Premier League Top Scorers The top ten all time Premier League top scorers are: 1. Alan Shearer: 260 goals in 434 appearancess 2. Andy Cole: 187 goals in 408 appearancess 3. Thierry Henry: 176 goals in 258 appearances 4. Frank Lampard: 167 goals in 567 appearances * 5. Robbie Fowler: 163 goals in 375 appearances 6. Michael Owen: 163 goals in 362 appearances 7. Wayne Rooney: 158 goals in 351 appearances * 8. Les Ferdinand: 150 goals in 347 appearances 9. Teddy Sheringham: 146 goals in 407 appearancess 10. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: 127 goals in 287 appearances
Today's Football Gossip Manchester United are confident Wayne Rooney is ready to begin discussions on a new four-year contract worth £50m with Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez, Anderson and Alex Buttner among those who could be leaving Old Trafford. Liverpool and Arsenal are among five Premier League sides chasing £12m-rated Hoffenheim winger Kevin Volland. Chelsea are hoping to beat Manchester United to the signing of £15m-rated Fredy Guarin after making an offer for the Inter Milan midfielder. Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov could be heading back to Italy with Inter Milan after failing to hold down a first-team place under Manuel Pellegrini. Manager Arsene Wenger will sign a new contract with Arsenal in the next month to keep him at the club until 2017. Manchester United boss David Moyes says the money is in place to make a major signing that would demonstrate the club's ambition however he might not be able to do a deal in January. And finally ... Real Madrid forward Cristi ...
Latest Football News & Transfer Gossips :- - Alan Pardew has warned it will take big money to *** Papiss Cisse from Newcastle. - Manchester United are in no rush to open talks with Wayne Rooney about a new contract - despite Chelsea’s renewed interest in him. - Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis says the Eagles can't afford to buy Jordan Rhodes. - David Moyes has been told to forget about signing Southampton wonderkid Luke Shaw. - And Moyes has put Porto’s formidable Frenchman Eliaquim Mangala on his Christmas wish-list. - Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne plans sit-down talks over his Stamford Bridge future with manager Jose Mourinho before Christmas. - Southampton may turn to Queens Park Rangers' Brazil international Julio Cesar in answer to their goalkeeping crisis. - Joe Hart is poised to end his six-game Premier League exile with a recall for Manchester City in Saturday's massive title-race clash with Arsenal. - Arsenal will step up their attempts to get Arsene Wenger to sign a new three-year ...
Goalie Times Evening News 1) Wayne Rooney has topped the latest rich list of English-born Premier League stars. 2) Spurs remain favourites to sign Dimitar Berbatov ahead of Arsenal & West Ham 3) Everton defender Leighton Baines will return from injury ahead of schedule.
The Real Madrid and Barcelona stars have been joined by a number of high-profile attacking names, including fellow Liga forwards Neymar and Diego Costa Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the lead nominees on Fifa's World XI shortlist, with 13 other forward players, including Paris Saint- Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic also nominated. Ronaldo and Messi are two of four players named hailing from La Liga, with Diego Costa and Neymar plying their trade in Spain's top flight with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona respectively. Luis Suarez, Robin Van Persie, Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney represent the Premier League, while Mario Mandzukic and Robert Lewandowski are the two Bundesliga stars making the 15-man shortlist. Paris Saint-Germain duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani defend Ligue 1's honour alongside Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, while Mario Balotelli is Serie A's sole representative. Cote d'Ivoire international Didier Drogba, meanwhile, is the only candidate who does not play in one of Europe ...
Newcastle United ended 41 years of hurt at Old Trafford. Alan Pardew became the first man to win against Manchester United in their own backyard in Premier League history while Yohan Cabaye scored the crucial goal to seal the deal. And they deserved it. Forget the fact Man United didn't have Wayne Rooney, this victory came after United edged possession and had more shots at goal throughout the contest. United won a game against the Red Devils at the Theatre of Dreams at the 33rd attempt since the 2-0 win in 1972 back in the days of Bob Moncur and Malcolm Macdonald. Man United fans have been happy to pile the misery on Newcastle fans with their gloating down the years but today they were reduced to helpless chants of "attack, attack, attack" as their side failed to deliver. This was Newcastle's day though and payback for some dismal days at Man United.Newcastle boss Alan Pardew started the game with Vurnon Anita restored to his starting XI with Shola Ameobi relegated to the bench. He was joined by Hatem Be ...
Goals from Kyle Walker and Sandro for Spurs cancelled out by two from Wayne Rooney resulted in a draw in the Premier League
Wayne Rooney salvaged a 2-2 draw for Manchester United at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday but the Premier League champions lost further ground as Chelsea and Manchester City offered further evidence that they will lead the pursuit of Arsenal. Chelsea recovered from going behind after 13 seconds to beat Southampton 3-1 at home with John Terry scoring on his 400th league appearance for the club and free-scoring Man City climbed to third after spanking Swansea City 3-0. City, for whom Samir Nasri netted twice, have now scored 16 goals in their last three home matches. Liverpool began the day in second place but faltered, losing 3-1 at Hull City.
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Rooney saves United, Liverpool stunned 01 Dec 2013 18:09:39 Wayne Rooney scored twice to help Manchester United stretch their unbeaten run to 12 games in an entertaining 2-2 Premier League draw at Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool were upset 3-1 at Hull City on Sunday. Rooney twice levelled for United in a captivating game at White Hart Lane, showcasing his poacher's instinct to cancel out Kyle Walker's opener before firing home a penalty after a Sandro thunderbolt had put Tottenham back in front. Champions United remained eighth on 22 points, nine behind leaders Arsenal, with Tottenham a further point back. Hull, who had never beaten Liverpool, opened the scoring on 20 minutes thanks to a huge slice of good fortune, Jake Livermore's shot from distance cannoning off the boot of Martin Skrtel and looping over keeper Simon Mignolet. Liverpool levelled thanks to a curling free kick from Steven Gerrard but their lacklustre performance was punished in the second half when David Meyler latched on to a loose ball ...
Manager David Moyes has insisted that Wayne Rooney did not lash out at Cardiff City midfielder Jordon Mutch.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United: Funny Pictures After Winning 19th English Premier League Thanks to a penalty kick scored by Wayne Rooney to save a 1-1 draw with Blackburn in the 73rd minute of the game on May 14, 2011, Manchester United has officially won its record 19th English Premier League title. Millions of Manchester United fans around the world feel much happy and excited because the victory helps MU surpass Liverpool to become the most successful team in English league history. The theater of dreams will even hold both the Premier League trophy and the European Cup if they can defeat Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on May 28, 2011. It also leads over the second-place team, Chelsea, which is seven points behind with two games to play. However, Manchester United wouldn’t reach the 19th English Premier League title without its head coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, who announced that his aim was to match Liverpool in terms of performance when he arrived at Old Trafford from Aberdeen in November 1986. ...
Daniel Sturridge has hailed his burgeoning partnership with Wayne Rooney for England ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly with Germany at Wembley. The Liverpool man missed Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Chile but is expected to return alongside the Manchester United star in attack against Joachim Low’s side. And Sturridge says he enjoys playing with Rooney and feels the two strikers can forge a great partnership for the Three Lions. Get Adobe Flash player LIVERPOOL LATEST 7/1 Daniel Sturridge is 7/1 with BetVictor to be Premier League top scorer this season “Wayne Rooney is a world-class player and it is easy to play with him. I enjoy playing with him,” he told reporters. “We complement each other’s game. In training, it is almost as if we don’t need to work on things. We know where we are, where team-mates are.” Sturridge also missed June’s 2-2 friendly draw with Brazil at the Maracana due to injury, and has revealed his disappointment at being forced to sit out the game. “I really wa ...
Roy Hodgson last night challenged under-pressure keeper Joe Hart to show he is England's No 1. Liverpool have won the race to sign Derby midfielder Will Hughes and will complete the deal when the Transfer Window opens in January. Former Everton ace Tim Cahill wants a Premier League loan now New York Red Bulls' season is over. Derby boss Steve Mcclaren wants midfielder Jack Cork on loan from Southampton to boost his bid for promotion. Tottenham are eyeing Preston's teenage midfielder Josh Brownhill. Jack Wilshere believes England must start fighting dirty if they are to compete with the different styles that they will meet in the World Cup finals. Roy Hodgson has challenged England to prove they can stand toe-to-toe with Germany and answer the "massive questions" their arch-rivals will ask of them at Wembley tomorrow. Wayne Rooney feels England will be more suited to the style of play adopted by Germany than they were to Chile. Aston Villa and Newcastle are on red alert over the future of Spurs midfielder ...
Premier League - Paper Round: Arsenal target January move for Dzeko Arsenal have turned their attention to Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko; Manchester United will offer Wayne Rooney a new deal by the New Year; and Jose Mourinho watches Radamel Falcao - here are the main stories making headlines in today's newspapers.
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Rooney vows United can be top by the New Year, but which of the eight teams they face until then are most likely to trip them up? After helping Manchester United kick-start their title charge following their 1-0 win over league leaders Arsenal, Wayne Rooney has backed the Red Devils to be top come the New Year. The striker, who helped assist Robin Van Persie's winner against the Gunners at Old Trafford on Sunday, claimed after the match that the club aims to be 'top or thereabouts' at the turn of the year as they bid to retain their Premier League crown. United have a busy set of fixtures between now and then, playing nine top-flight games, including home and away clashes with rivals Tottenham. But how likely is it that United could reach the Premier League summit heading into 2014? Sportsmail breaks down their nine fixtures and compares to how they reached New Year's Day in previous seasons. 24 November: Cardiff (Cardiff City Stadium, 4pm) David Moyes’ side will only have to look at how local rivals Ma ...
FULL MATCH UPDATE BETWEEN Manchester United 0-0 Arsenal 90’ MATCH SUMMARY It wasn't perhaps a classic in the mould of past Manchester United vs. Arsenal clashes, but there was no denying the battling endeavour of both sets of players, with league leaders Arsenal finding themselves enveloped in a war of attrition with a proud United side keen to show they're still serious about retaining their Premier League title. From the off, the red shirts got stuck into their opponents with Phil Jones enjoying a supreme first half as he looked to drive forward play from midfield, and tackling tirelessly in defence. Robin Van Persie gave United the lead on 26 minutes, powering a header beyond Szczesny from Wayne Rooney's corner, and the home side deserved it, having comfortably stifled their visitor's creativity - £47 million-man Mesut Ozil had a particularly ineffectual afternoon. Nemanja Vidic had been bullying Olivier Giroud in the first-half, but was taken off at half-time after being caught by David De Gea's kn ...
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Wayne Rooney has cast doubt on Arsenal’s Premier League title chances. After extending their unbeaten run to eight matches in all competitions with Tuesday night’s goalless Champions League draw with Real Sociedad, Manchester United’s focus is now trained on Sunday’s showdown with Arsene Wenger’s men. Despite negative pre-season expectations around a club that has won nothing since 2005, Arsenal have shot out of the blocks. Not convinced: Wayne Rooney is not sure if Arsenal can win the title The arrival of Mesut Ozil who Rooney once advised Sir Alex Ferguson to sign from Real Madrid appears to be a masterstroke and with all their rivals making a faltering start, the Gunners have already established a five-point cushion at the top. But Rooney is remaining cautious about their threat. For there have been plenty of times in the past when Arsenal appeared capable of mounting a sustained challenge, only for it to peter out when the pressure starts to be applied later in the campaign. Wayne Rooney sai ...
Gossip and Rumours from Fox news Benitez wants Reds midfielder Lucas Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is also planning to ask another of his ex-clubs Liverpool to open talks on a deal for midfielder Lucas. PAPER CHASE Get the latest rumors as the biggest clubs try to bolster their rosters. Wayne Rooney has taunted Arsenal and their Premier League prospects saying: "We have seen them fade away before". Liverpool are ready to pounce for Sporting Lisbon's £6m-rated winger Diego Capel. Shaun Derry has been confirmed as the new player-manager of Notts County. Everton's Aroune Kone is set for a knee op that could rule him out for the season. Crystal Palace's Adlene Guedioura is out for eight weeks after puncturing a lung and breaking two ribs. Andre Villas-Boas has hit out at Romelu Lukaku over the collision which knocked out Hugo Lloris. FORWARD THIN ...
I watched Manchester United 3-1 victory at Craven Cottage and witnessed Wayne Rooney destroy Fulham in 13 minutes with endeavour, commitment and a touch of class. I keep saying he's still the best team player in the Premier League by some distance. He made the first, scored the third and was so involved in the play he even deflected the ball past his own keeper for Fulham's consolation goal.
Lewandowski offered to Chelsea, Utd and Arsenal; Rooney to Chelsea Robert Lewandowski is available at a cutprice £7m and Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal could all be ready to swoop. However, Jose Mourinho has an alternative option by the name of Wayne Rooney. Dortmund don't want Robert Lewandowski to join Bayern Munich [PA ] Borussia Dortmund are desperate to stop Robert Lewandowski joining rivals Bayern Munich and they are planning to offload him to a Premier League club. Dortmund will offer Lewandowski to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United for just £7m to see if there are any takers. But the English big boys will have to move quick as Real Madrid could also be interested. Chelsea have their eye on another top striker in Manchester United star Wayne Rooney. They are planning to lodge a £35m bid in January to try and tempt United to sell. While Rooney could be on his way, Leighton Baines is set to come in at Old Trafford. David Moyes will give the green light to ...
Manager David Moyes has confirmed Robin Van Persie should be fit to return for Manchester United when the Premier League champions entertain Stoke. Van Persie sat out Wednesday's Champions League victory over Real Sociedad with a combination of niggling problems. But it appears the Dutchman's absence will be a brief one. "Robin has a good chance," said Moyes. "He had a problem with his toes and a little bit with his groin. But he has had a little bit of training as well and he should be okay." Moyes confirmed experienced defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand were also progressing well. However, England duo Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley remained on the sidelines. "Danny has fluid on his knee," the Scot said. "Tom is still recovering from his calf." Moyes refused to comment on reports United were set to offer striker Wayne Rooney a contract extension. However, the Scot did admit Rooney was in top form at present. "It's been great working with Wayne because he's an excellent footballer," he said. "I've ...
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Manchester United moved a step closer to the Champions League knockout stages with a narrow victory over Real Sociedad. Inigo Martinez's second-minute own goal - which also owed much to superb work by Wayne Rooney - ensured United maintained their unbeaten record in the competition this season. United Manager David Moyes will have made three points his sole objective after the disappointing 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Southampton on Saturday and in a week when their European campaign has been reduced to a sideshow by revelations in former manager Sir Alex Ferguson's new autobiography. And on the night when United gave a trial to Old Trafford's new 'singing section', they at least had something to celebrate - unlike the 6,000 colourful visiting fans who followed Sociedad. Play media David Moyes says Manchester United must be more ruthless The La Liga side made United work hard for the win but it was one they fully deserved despite some anxious moments, particularly when Antoine Griezmann hit the po ...
Alex Ferguson made a career out of bullying referees, opposing players and anyone who crossed his path. Now he's hidden behind a ghost author to attack the players who won him trophies... David Beckham, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Keane, Hargreaves, Wayne Rooney... (well he would, wouldn't he...) Redknapp has put out a book and already been called a liar by Billy Bonds, Julian *** Steven Gerrard. The Premier League is a genuinely better place without them.
In terms of goals and action it has been an unremarkable start to the season for Southampton, but the unspectacular has been the basis for an opening two months that sees them milling around the Champions League qualification spots after eight matches. Robin Van Persie's goal against Saints at the weekend, in the build-up to which Wayne Rooney might even have been flagged offside, was only the third they have conceded all season, giving Mauricio Pochettino's side the second-best defensive record in the top five European leagues this season behind Roma (1). Key to that record and at the heart of that defence has been their only two ever-present outfielders, Dejan Lovren and Jose Fonte, who rank first and third in WhoScored.com's statistically calculated ratings amongst Premier League centre-backs this season, with respective ratings of 7.67 and 7.48. Saints impeccable 'goals against' tally is the result of the players' nigh-on perfect implementation of Pochettino's pressing game, rallying in attacking area ...
Premier League - Fergie: I'm not settling old scores The eagerly-awaited update to "Managing My Life", his first extensive view on the world, published in the wake of United's historic 1999 Treble-winning campaign, landed on Tuesday morning. Ferguson then spoke for 45 minutes at a press conference in central London. All the expected topics were raised. Indeed, chapters have been devoted to Roy Keane, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Liverpool, David Beckham and Wayne Rooney, all of whom Ferguson fell out with at some stage of his magnificent career. It makes grim reading for some at times. And Ferguson was equally forthright under wider questioning afterwards. But he insisted it was only a summing up of events of significance he felt United fans deserved to read about. "You talk about the number of players I have had," he said. "There are bound to be one or two issues and you have to deal with them. "It is not a matter of settling scores. It is a matter of explaining why I had to make certain decisions. "For all the ...
SPORTS UPDATE Adnan Januzaj will choose England as his international team if the Football Association can overcome the obstacle of the five-year residency rule. Gareth Bale is winning his battle to be fit to play a part in the biggest week of Real Madrid’s season. On Wednesday he trained with his team-mates in the first session after the international break.Madrid play Malaga on Saturday before facing Juventus on Wednesday in the Champions League and Barcelona the following Saturday in the Nou Camp. Barcelona are considering buying Manchester United target Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund. The German has a release clause of £29.5million. The stamp of the Premier League was all over the World Cup on Tuesday night - from Gary Medel in Santiago to Wayne Rooney at Wembley, via Maynor Figueroa in the Caribbean. Scorers by league competition Premier League – 22 Germany’s Bundesliga – 8 Russian First Division – 8 Spain’s La Liga – 6 Italy’s Serie A – 5 Holland’s Eredivisie – 5 France’ ...
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