Wayne Rooney

Rooney retains Hodgson’s faith

Wayne Rooney. Photo: AFP

Wayne Rooney may no longer be the main man at Manchester United and there are persistent rumours he may leave Old Trafford in a bid to find regular football but England manager Roy Hodgson has re-iterated his belief in the striker.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 11:16am

Rooney dilemma as Ferguson bows out

Manchester United's retiring manager Alex Ferguson kisses the Premier League trophy after his side's victory over Swansea City. Photo: AFP

Alex Ferguson bowed out in triumph following his last Old Trafford match as Manchester United manager, only to leave successor David Moyes with the familiar problem of what to do with striker Wayne Rooney.

14 May 2013 - 5:44am

Fergie pleased with Wayne Rooney's stint in midfield so far

Wayne Rooney. Photo: EPA

Alex Ferguson says Wayne Rooney's encouraging performance in central midfield during Manchester United's 2-0 win at Stoke City will help his confidence. Rooney had a hand in United's second goal as he set up Robin van Persie, who was fouled by Andy Wilkinson before slotting home the resulting penalty.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

England's fate still in our hands, says Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson

England were on course to go top in group H after Wayne Rooney gave them an early lead in Podgorica, but the visitors wilted in the second half and Montenegro stormed back to equalise with 14 minutes to play.

28 Mar 2013 - 4:16am

Ferguson will give Rooney chance to shine in FA Cup clash against Chelsea

Wayne Rooney. Photo: EPA

United manager Alex Ferguson branded the reports "rubbish" and revealed Wayne Rooney will play a part at Old Trafford, though he stopped short of confirming Rooney would start.

10 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

Ferguson quashes rumours of Rooney leaving Man United

Wayne Rooney was used only as a late substitute in Manchester United's 2-1 Champions League defeat by Real Madrid. Photo: Reuters

Ferguson preferred Danny Welbeck to Rooney, 27, for the Champions League last-16 second leg at Old Trafford, and Rooney only made it on to the field as a late substitute in the 2-1 defeat.

9 Mar 2013 - 8:15am

Writing on the wall for Wayne Rooney

Wayne and Coleen Rooney

Should you demand immediate reaction to Manchester United's team selection for the FA Cup sixth-round clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford tomorrow, simply follow Coleen Rooney's Twitter feed.

9 Mar 2013 - 3:48am

Rooney may not get chance to vent frustration on Chelsea

Wayne Rooney. Photo: EPA

Wayne Rooney will be desperate to vent his frustration on Chelsea in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final following his controversial omission from the Manchester United team to play Real Madrid this week.

8 Mar 2013 - 8:45am

Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones out for United clash with QPR

Wayne Rooney. Photo: AP

Rooney, who has scored 10 goals in his last 11 starts, has a sinus problem, while Jones injured his ankle in Monday's 2-1 win at home to Reading in the FA Cup fifth round.

23 Feb 2013 - 5:35am

Man Utd 'will keep going' despite 10-point cushion, Rooney says

Wayne Rooney. Photo: Reuters

Rooney insists there is no room for complacency as they enter the final third of the campaign. "We're in a good position, but we're not going to get carried away. We've got to keep going, take each game as it comes, and see where we are with three or four to go," said Rooney.

4 Feb 2013 - 3:30am

Rooney passes penalty duty to Van Persie

Manchester United player Wayne Rooney. Photo: AFP

 Wayne Rooney admits he told Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson he wanted to stop taking penalties because he was fed up with missing from the spot.

Rooney smashed his last spot-kick well over the crossbar in an FA Cup tie against West Ham in January.

2 Feb 2013 - 2:05pm

Alex Ferguson looks for penalty fix after Wayne Rooney misfire

Wayne Rooney sends his penalty spotkick high over the bar during United's third-round FA Cup 1-0 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford. Photo: Reuters

Alex Ferguson called on his Manchester United side to improve their penalty-taking after Wayne Rooney missed their fifth spot-kick of the season.

United, who have won the Cup a record 11 times, did advance in this term's FA Cup with a 1-0 third-round replay against West Ham at Old Trafford thanks to Rooney's early first-half goal.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:27am

Ferguson hails Manchester United's courage after win over Newcastle

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United's 4-3 victory over Newcastle United opened a seven-point gap at the top of the Premier League table, but the news was not all positive for Alex Ferguson and his team.

Ferguson revealed after the game that Wayne Rooney has a knee ligament injury that will sideline him for three weeks.

28 Dec 2012 - 2:20am

Van Persie breaks City hearts in derby thriller

Robin van Persie scored a sensational stoppage-time winner to give Manchester United a 3-2 win at Manchester City yesterday that sent them six points clear in the Premier League.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Ferguson confident ahead of Manchester derby

CFR Cluj's Ionut Rada challenges Manchester United's Javier Hernandez during their Champions League match. Photo: Reuters

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson insists he has no worries about going into Sunday's Manchester derby on the back of a defeat.

United were beaten for the second successive time in Europe when they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat to Romanian vistors Cluj.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:04am