Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has confirmed that Wayne Rooney took a 50 per cent pay cut on his Manchester United wages in order to seal a return to Goodison Park last summer. The 32-year-old had been on a £300,000 weekly salary at Old Trafford and he had to agree upon half the package to realise his comeback with his hometown club.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that Wayne Rooney is currently struggling with fitness and this is why he is not part of the team that will be facing Anderlecht.
The manager said that the player has failed a fitness test and that he is not ready to be part of the group.
Wayne Rooney has pledged his continued determination to stay on at Manchester until the expiration of his contract by the summer of 2019.
This is despite losing his place in the pecking order at Manchester United
Peter Shilton is a retired footballer who during his playing career, he managed to make over 100 appearances for the English national football team and Shilton has recently voiced his thoughts concerning Wayne Rooney and it seems like Shilton is not a fan of seeing the Manchester United player performing at the international stage.
Wayne Rooney is 30 years old and his performances have recently been underwhelming, the Englishman has consistently been critiqued for his contributions as he just isn’t the same player that he was a few years ago.
Fans turn on Wayne Rooney after he posted holiday pictures of himself and his family ahead of the forthcoming season.
The fans haven’t forgotten the dismal performances of the Three Lions team at the Euro 2016 in France.
The English superstar was all smiles as he was pictured with his wife Coleen on holiday. He shared the pictures on his personal page on Instagram, a popular social media platform where he has 6.9 million followers and fans turned on him. The fans are still furious at the defeat and posted all forms of insults in the comments section on the player’s page.
There was a time when Wayne Rooney being benched in an international game would have made the biggest breaking news in English press and the manager responsible for that would have to provide the most suitable of the explanations to justify what he has done.
Rooney had to be the first name on the sheet, no matter where England is playing and against whom. But, times and situations do change for a sportsperson and quite dramatically.
We are in an era now where if Roy Hodgson doesn’t put Rooney among the starters on 11th of next month when England makes the start of their run in the European Championships, it would not be difficult for people to make peace with that because there are players who are more likely to win England the game in the front line than Rooney is.
Wayne Rooney was given the midfield role during Manchester United’s FA Cup match against Everton which concluded with the team of Louis van Gaal claiming a 2-1 triumph as Manchester United advanced through the finals of the English competition.
In this match, Wayne Rooney was positioned in the center of the pitch in the midfield instead of his usual striker role and the English player made an impressive performance as he was involved in almost all the attacks of Manchester United and Rooney also made a superb goal- line clearance.
When the match was over, Wayne Rooney talked about his new midfield position and the English player stated that he would like to perform in this role on a regular basis and that he would like to replicate his former teammate Paul Scholes.
What a difference a few days can make. Manchester United found themselves licking their European wounds having surrendered a one-goal lead to fluff their lines in spectacular fashion upon their return to the Champions League group stage.
As they trudged off the field in Eindhoven, following a 2-1 defeat to PSV, it was difficult to know what to expect from the Red Devils heading forward.
The 2014/15 campaign was a case of ‘job done’ for Manchester United. After the disaster which was David Moyes’ ill-fated spell at the helm, Louis van Gaal arrived with one clear target – return the club to the Champions League at the first time of asking.
As the most decorated side in English football, the Red Devils knew they could not afford to spend more than 12 months away from Europe’s top table.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is confident that the club will be challenging for silverware from next season.
This was a disappointing season in terms of trophies, as United have ended up empty-handed once again. However, positivity came in the form of a return to Champions League, although they have still not yet qualified for the group stages. United are set to finish fourth in the table, which is a mammoth improvement over last season when they were outside the top six. Rooney has come on leaps and bounds this season as one of the experienced members of the squad.