Found June 27, 2012 on Soccer News:
PLAYERS: Wayne Rooney
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is hoping that the Red Devils can learn from last season’s mistakes and avoid a...

Hodgson admits Rooney flopped

Roy Hodgson admits Wayne Rooney failed to live up to expectations as England crashed out of Euro 2012 but insists the fitness of the striker was not an issue. Head coach Hodgson was aware of the pressure on Rooney to perform at his best after returning from a two-match ban for his sending off against Montenegro in a qualifying game last October. But, after scoring the winner against...

Hodgson slams Capello's Rooney jibe

England manager Roy Hodgson has dismissed predecessor Fabio Capello's comments about Wayne Rooney as "cheap". Capello, who managed England for four years before resigning four months before Euro 2012 , told Italian radio that the Manchester United striker "only understands Scottish" because he only played well for Sir Alex Ferguson. Rooney, who was suspended...

Capello hits back at Rooney

Fabio Capello has hit back at Wayne Rooney’s ‘lost in translation’ jibe, slamming his performance in England’s Euro 2012 loss...

Yorke backs Rooney after Capello stoush

Dwight Yorke has come out in support of Wayne Rooney, who was criticised by Fabio Capello for his performances at...

Morning Huddle - putting a franchise on the British Isles

Even if the NFL puts a team in England, Wayne Rooney will still be king. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is interested in putting an NFL franchise in England. The idea is intriguing to be sure, but there are a number of big flaws to work out. First, that team would have to travel far more than any other team in the league, putting them at a major disadvantage...

Hodgson defends below-par Rooney

Roy Hodgson has denied suggestions Wayne Rooney was not fit enough to start England’s Euro 2012 quarter-final defeat to Italy....

Man United, Barca arrange friendly

Manchester United will tackle old foes Barcelona in a high-profile pre-season friendly in Gothenburg on August 8. The pair have met in two of the last four Champions League finals, plus the 2008 semi-final. More recently, they met in Washington last summer as part of pre-season preparations for the 2011-12 campaign. One notable absentee will be Ryan Giggs, who is due to be confirmed...

Hodgson defends Rooney over Capello criticism

England manager Roy Hodgson has defended Wayne Rooney’s performance at Euro 2012 after Fabio Capello’s criticism of the forward. The...
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