Wayne Rooney confident of keeping hold of Manchester United goalscoring record

Everton striker Wayne Rooney does not feel anyone will manage to break his Manchester United goalscoring record unless his former club decide to sign one of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The England international ended his 13-year association with United earlier in the summer after it was known that his chances in the starting lineup would be restricted at Manchester United. Rooney was largely used from the substitutes’ bench during the previous campaign, and it was not until the final stages of the Premier League season, had he earned a regular role in the starting lineup.

In a report by Metro, Rooney is quite confident of preserving his scoring record of 253 goals which he achieved after surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally earlier in January. When asked on whether his feat would ever be broken, Rooney admitted that it would be hard as players don’t tend to stay at one club for long periods of time. However, the Englishman believes that former teammate Ronaldo and Barcelona star Messi could be two potential candidates, who could threaten his record. Continue reading Wayne Rooney confident of keeping hold of Manchester United goalscoring record

Mourinho keen to stay

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stated that he wants to remain with the Red Devils for the long term.

The Portuguese manager said that he is enjoying his time working in Manchester and that he would want to extend his contract if possible.

The former Chelsea manager said that it was his dream job to manage Manchester United and that if ever the owners gave him a new contract he will not hesitate to sign it. He said that he has a long-term vision for the club and that he is looking forward to winning trophies.

He said that he had been so far with his career at Manchester United and he believes that the club is on a good path. Continue reading Mourinho keen to stay

Rooney wants to fight

Wayne Rooney has stated that he will not accept a reduced role at Manchester United without fighting.

The England forward who has lost his place in the starting line-up at Manchester United believes that he still can play at the highest level and that he is going to fight for his place.

The player said that he is still 31 years old and that he feels that there is still a lot of football left in him. Some pundits have argued that the player should accept that he can no longer play 60 games a season and that it is important that he have some rest.

Wayne Rooney did not seem to be happy with this and said that he is going to fight for his place. He believes that he is still a world-class player and that he can still be in the first team.

He said that it is his job to prepare himself well and to make sure that he is ready for whenever the manager needs him. He said that as a player it is natural that he wants to play every game but he has to respect the manager’s decision.
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Wayne Rooney Would Be Great for the MLS Claims Portland Timbers Owner

The MLS is expected to be one of the destinations for Wayne Rooney once he enters into the latter stages of his career.

The 31-year-old is still at the peak of his powers and may carry on playing for Manchester United at least for the next couple of years. However, the MLS clubs have already begun the process of wooing the superstar to North America. Recently, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson claimed that the striker would be a great addition to the league. Only recently, Major League Soccer has seen rapid expansion in terms of big-money moves.

The likes of Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, and Steven Gerrard have all come from the Premier league after having achieved immense success. Rooney has also experienced a success of equal nature and he is one of the popular players throughout the world. Bringing the England international to the MLS will provide the league with an even bigger publicity. However, signing Rooney will be easier said than done since the 31-year-old is expected to attract a lot of big-money offers from China, Middle East, and potentially Brazil. The presence of Englishmen like Gerrard and Lampard, though, could help MLS attract more English stars in the coming years.
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Wayne Rooney is Less Dangerous as it was in preliminary juncture

People suggest Wayne Rooney is not as dangerous an attacker as he was in the preliminary juncture of his career and he has lost bite, but, Rooney reckons it is not possible for a Footballer to stay the same forever.

Coming through the years, a Footballer takes a different approach.

As per England skipper, at a teen age, the personality of a Footballer is raw. His energy level is high, but, he lacks Football knowledge. However, as he ages, he matures, learns tricks and not just relies on his energy. He gets organized and a lot of thought process goes into what he does on the pitch and that way, he actually offers more to his side than what he would do earlier with all the rawness he had.

In the words of the forward turned attacking midfielder, “I often hear people try to compare Rooney of now to the teenager Rooney. You would surely find differences if you make that comparison because it’s obvious.”
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Gary Lineker believes that Wayne Rooney isn’t crucial for England anymore

Former Tottenham Hotspur and England player Gary Lineker is certain that Wayne Rooney does not play such an important role for the English national football team anymore as there are many talented youngsters that are on the rise and are quickly turning into the main stars for England while Wayne Rooney’s impact with his national team has not been as big as it used to be.

Even with the absence of Wayne Rooney from England’s latest matches against Germany, Lithuania and Estonia, the English national side still managed to emerge victorious. Some of these games were just friendly encounters while the rest were European Championship qualification matches and England came out on top.

Gary Lineker stated that the head coach of England, Roy Hodgson has a number of alternatives that he can use instead of Wayne Rooney in the attacking department of the national team as the former Leicester City player said: ‘’I don’t want that to be taken in the wrong way, but I think there are all sorts of options up front for Roy now.’’ Continue reading Gary Lineker believes that Wayne Rooney isn’t crucial for England anymore