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Category: Wayne Rooney

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Sports quiz of the week: Wayne Rooney, All Blacks and a generous fan

Who has 125 caps? Who coughed up? Who is being ripped off?Callum Wilson scored on his England debut on Thursday night, meaning he has one cap and one goal. Which of these players has the same international record?Carlton Palmer Rickie Lambert Francis J…

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‘He’s been a pivotal figure’: Lingard praises Rooney after England beat USA – video

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard was full of praise for Wayne Rooney after the forward made his final appearance for ‘The Three Lions’ during a 3-0 win over the USA Continue reading…

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Wayne Rooney tears stop Gareth Southgate’s England dressing-down

• Southgate unhappy with second-half performance• Rooney: ‘It was a special day for me and my family’Gareth Southgate shelved plans to criticise his players for their second-half performance in victory over USA after Wayne Rooney stole the stage by del…

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Farewell to Wayne Rooney brought cheers and a hymn to the new age

It was a slightly odd occasion and Rooney’s reappearance in an England shirt provided a reminder how much football has changedIn the end Wayne Rooney got the biggest cheer of the night. Which was, after all, the whole point. With 58 minutes gone there …

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Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking England career in numbers – video

Former England captain Wayne Rooney will bring down the curtain on his record-breaking international career with an honorary appearance against the USA on Thursday.The 33-year-old has been invited back into the national team squad to mark his…

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Wayne Rooney to captain England and wear No 10 shirt against USA

• Rooney will be given armband when he comes on as substitute• Fabian Delph due to captain team in friendly until that pointWayne Rooney will wear the No 10 shirt and be given the armband by the captain Fabian Delph when he comes on for his farewell En…

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Football quiz: Wayne Rooney (on and off the field)

Today’s questions are back for one night only• Sports quiz of the week: Rooney, City v United and F1Against which team did Wayne Rooney make his Premier League debut for Everton on 17 August, 2002?LiverpoolTottenhamArsenalNorwich In which part of Liver…

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Wayne Rooney finally feels free to enjoy pulling on an England shirt

• Returning forward sometimes tried ‘too hard’ for England• ‘There were times when I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should’Wayne Rooney, almost for old time’s sake, ended up addressing pressure. This is a player who had grown used to lugging the weight o…

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‘I’m not making any demands’: Wayne Rooney on his England farewell – video

Wayne Rooney has said he hopes his England farewell could be repeated in the future for the likes of current captain Harry Kane as he shrugged off criticism about his last international appearance. Rooney will win his 120th and final cap…

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Sports quiz of the week: Wayne Rooney, City v United and Formula 1

Who scored? Who stripped? Who is out of action?Wayne Rooney is likely to win his final England cap later this month. His first game for England ended in a 3-1 defeat to Australia. Which other young striker made his international debut that night, score…

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Gareth Southgate surprised by criticism over Wayne Rooney’s England recall

• Manager says striker will feature from bench in USA friendly• ‘It’s strange we are spending time justifying giving him tribute’Gareth Southgate has defended the decision to include Wayne Rooney in the England squad to face USA next Thursday and said …

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FA’s novelty player clanger insults US and threatens special relationship | Marina Hyde

Expect economic sanctions and expelled diplomats once the American public wise up to what Wayne Rooney’s one-night-only appearance against USA really meansWhat a fascinating entry to international politics for the Football Association, who clearly anti…

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Rooney should wear armband against USA, says England captain Kane

• Kane says striker deserves it and one-off appearance is ‘great’• ‘A good thing for everyone to be a part of,’ Spurs striker addsHarry Kane says that Wayne Rooney ought to wear the captain’s armband when he makes his farewell appearance for England ag…

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Wayne Rooney Foundation will not get England v USA gate receipts, FA says

• Rooney charity to benefit from other ‘fundraising initiatives’• Kyle Walker: ‘I think it is probably the send-off he deserves’The Football Association has confirmed the Wayne Rooney Foundation will not receive any of the gate receipts from England’s …

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England players not consulted over Wayne Rooney’s farewell appearance

• Record goalscorer to feature in friendly against the USA• Match will raise funds for Rooney’s charitable foundationEngland’s players were not consulted by Gareth Southgate over the plan to offer Wayne Rooney a farewell appearance for the team, with t…

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Wayne Rooney’s England recall is a fudge the FA has got wrong | Simon Burnton

England players have never been afforded garlanded farewells and whatever the merits of Rooney’s international career, he should not have been made an exception for the USA friendlyIn September Wesley Sneijder sat on a sofa in the centre circle of the …

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Wayne Rooney to return to England squad for friendly match against USA

• Forward retired from international duty in 2017• Match will be used as a fundraiser for Rooney’s foundationWayne Rooney will return to the England squad this week for the friendly fixture against the United States with the Football Association to hon…

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Wayne Rooney to return to England squad for friendly match against USA

• Forward retired from international duty in 2017• Match will be used as a fundraiser for Rooney’s foundationWayne Rooney will return to the England squad this week for the friendly fixture against the United States with the Football Association to hon…

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Wayne Rooney misses penalty in shootout as DC United exit MLS playoffs

DC United 2-2 Columbus Crew (2-3 pens)Former England captain had lifted team to playoffsWayne Rooney’s first season in MLS came to a disappointing end on Thursday night as the former England captain missed a penalty in a shootout defeat to Columbus Cre…

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Wayne Rooney has dragged DC United into the playoffs: will Europe call?

The former England captain has become a hero in the US capital thanks to his goals and humility. But some have asked whether he left Europe too soonThree reclamation projects were on display Sunday in southern Washington DC. The first is the neighborho…