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Category: Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney shines as he makes MLS debut at a club in need of a boost

If the former England captain was thinking about what could have been at the World Cup, he didn’t show it as he took to his new life in MLS with relishFor the first two weeks of his new life in America, Wayne Rooney lumbered sheepishly though his DC Un…

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‘Is he related to Mickey?’: DC sports fans struggle to identify Wayne Rooney

A survey conducted at a Washington Nationals games showed the former England captain is not quite at Beckham levels of fame in his new homeThis started with a question about soccer in America. Or maybe it was really a question about fame. Now that Wayn…

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Wayne Rooney dismisses ‘unfair’ World Cup question at DC United unveiling

Former England captain will watch Russia 2018 from the USForward says he hopes to restore fortunes of new team in MLSWayne Rooney insists he has not moved to DC United to wind down his career and that he retains the hunger required to succeed…

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Why Wayne Rooney is joining MLS’s worst club, DC United

The former England captain will find himself at a faded North American superpower. But they hope he will be the face of their climb back to the topWayne Rooney made his first visit to Washington DC earlier this month. Had he picked up a newspaper he’d …

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Farewell Wayne Rooney, who heads to Washington as a true England great | Andy Hunter

Former Everton, Manchester United and England striker is joining DC United and now faces the job of settling down in a US city and a long way from MerseysideWithout the fanfare that greeted his arrival as the most gifted English player in a generation,…

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‘I have the hunger’: Wayne Rooney completes move to DC United

Club reaches agreement with Everton for permanent transferRooney says US move ‘fulfills another career ambition for me’Wayne Rooney’s dream return to boyhood club Everton is over after one season following the 32-year-old’s move to Major League Soccer …

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From Wayne to Kane: England excel after ditching Mr Big Stuff mentality | Barney Ronay

Since Rooney retired England are unbeaten and full of goals – and Kane is the perfect star of a team built without starrinessAs the final whistle was blown at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium Kyle Walker grabbed the match ball and smashed it in a gleeful ar…

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Everton’s Marco Silva won’t stop Wayne Rooney leaving for MLS – video

Everton’s new manager Marco Silva has said he will not stand in Wayne Rooney’s way if he wants to leave his boyhood club for Major Soccer League’s DC United. The 32-year-old has been in talks with the American side over the last few weeks despite havin…

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Everton’s Marco Silva targets ‘big names’ and leaves door open for Rooney

• Silva and new director of football to work on player recruitment • Rooney in talks with DC United over move to MLSEverton’s new manager Marco Silva hopes to give the club’s fans a team to be excited by after taking over at the Premier League club.Sil…

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Wayne Rooney will travel to US for talks with DC United, spokesperson confirms

Speculation has been growing Rooney will join MLS clubEverton would have to approve any move for former England captainWayne Rooney will travel to the United States to meet officials at DC United this week, his spokesperson has confirmed. The former En…

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Premier League farewells: six players who may say goodbye on the final day

Sunday will bring the curtain down on several big-name Premier League careers – whether or not they realise it just yetIt is the end of the Premier League season and inevitably it will be goodbye from some of the game’s big names, whether or not they r…

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Wayne Rooney cannot get guarantee on Everton game time, says Sam Allardyce

• Everton manager says any player who wants to leave can go• Rooney did not train on Friday but is understood to be injuredSam Allardyce has denied Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Everton but insisted the former England captain cannot be given assuranc…

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Wayne Rooney wants Everton manager clarification before deciding future

• DC United offer on the table for former England captain• Rooney unhappy at lack of playing time under Sam AllardyceWayne Rooney will await clarification from Everton on the club’s future management situation before deciding whether to end his Goodiso…

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With Rooney’s experience he should be dropping deeper, says Allardyce

• Everton manager also wants striker to get into the box more• Wayne Rooney has not scored since 18 DecemberSam Allardyce has told Wayne Rooney to increase his presence in the opposition penalty area following clear-the-air talks this week with the for…

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Sam Allardyce tells Wayne Rooney to keep frustrations behind closed doors

• Everton manager unhappy with his reaction to being substituted• ‘He can say whatever he wants to me in the office’Sam Allardyce has told Wayne Rooney to vent his frustrations within the confines of the Everton manager’s office after reacting furiousl…

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Wayne Rooney’s Sky Sports showing proved he is more than a stereotype

Eyebrows were raised when Rooney agreed to appear on Monday Night Football but his impressive display showed that he, and footballers in general, are brighter than many suggestIn fairness to Frank Lampard, he called it ages ago. A little over seven yea…

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Allardyce: Everton cannot play Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson together

• Everton manager says pair are too slow to accommodate both• ‘They are very talented but covering ground is not their strength’Sam Allardyce has admitted that Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson cannot both be accommodated in his Everton team because of…

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Surely it is time to cut a resurgent Wayne Rooney some slack | Paul Wilson

Many thought the former Manchester United player was finished when he rejoined Everton but the 32-year-old’s position among the Premier League’s top scorers – while not really playing as a striker – proves otherwiseFourteen-goal Mohamed Salah may be th…

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Sam Allardyce backs Wayne Rooney to prolong his career in a deeper role

• Everton manager wants to use 32-year-old’s guile and experience• ‘He’s not a frontline player now. We both accept that’Sam Allardyce is convinced Wayne Rooney’s future lies in a deeper role but the Everton manager believes England’s record goalscorer…

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Sam Allardyce dismisses Anfield fear factor: ‘We’ve got Wayne Rooney’

Everton have not won at Anfield since 1999 but their manager believes 32-year-old forward can be crucial to their hopes of ending their dire run of derby formAnfield has become a place of foreboding for Evertonians irrespective of their team’s startlin…