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As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan

LONDON (AP) The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn't have been more different. When a 9-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan's national stadium was used for public...
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Di Maria, Rooney help Man United crush hapless QPR at Old Trafford

New-look Manchester United rediscovered their spark as they crushed hapless Queens Park Rangers 4-0 at Old Trafford. Angel di Maria, at his creative best, opened the scoring on his home debut, with another summer signing, Ander Herrera, club captain Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata also getting in on the act. Louis van Gaal has spent big in an effort to turn United's fortunes around...
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Wayne Rooney insists new Manchester United signing Radamel Falcao will see title return to Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney has declared Manchester United’s signing of Radamel Falcao as one which will “get us back to where we belong – back winning titles again”. The United captain hopes to form a formidable strikeforce – starting with United’s match at home to Queens Park Rangers on Sunday – with the Colombian centre-forward, and also hailed the £59.7 million signing of Angel...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: how will Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao play together?

Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and now Radamel Falcao, who is the odd man out at Old Trafford? How is Louis van Gaal going to fit everyone in at Manchester United? Will he have to shift from his usual 3-5-2 to a Diamond? Or Maybe a 4-2-3-1? Van Gaal has said he’s stubbornly staying with his bread and butter formation, but given that he’s still winless with the Red Devils, it...
Via The Sports Bank
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Another below-par display throws Rooney's future role into question

LONDON -- On the face of it, this might have been a perfect evening for Wayne Rooney. In his first game as England captain, he scored the winning goal against Norway to become his country's fourth-highest goalscorer of all time. Yet despite his 68th-minute penalty in the 1-0 victory, Rooney's performance on Wednesday night is likely to fuel the debate over whether the striker...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Manchester United: Assessing their transfer deals

Radamel Falcao was prolific during his time at Porto before his big money move to AS Monaco. The summer transfer window has now closed, and Manchester United look very different from when they started the window.  Players who were tipped to leave, like Marouane Fellaini and Anderson, have stayed, while Louis van Gaal has also added a host of new signings, most surprisingly Colombian...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney: The Right Choice Or The Only Choice As England Captain?

When Wayne Rooney burst onto the international scene as a teenage sensation, there was a sense that this day—a day on which he was named England captain—would always come. The young Evertonian’s irrepressible ability pointed towards a lengthy and prosperous career on the international stage. So much so, that even though he showcased the odd volatile quip in his tender years...
Via World Soccer Talk
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney named captain of England’s national soccer team

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has now been named the captain of England men’s national soccer team. Congratulations to Wayne Rooney. The United striker has been named England's new captain. #mufc — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 28, 2014 “It is something that I will take massive pride in doing. “As a kid I always loved […] The post Wayne Rooney named captain...
Via Soccer Xtra
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Rooney is Manchester United’s new captain

Manchester United has announced that Wayne Rooney is their new captain. BREAKING: We can announce @WayneRooney is #mufc's new captain. Darren Fletcher vice-captain. — Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 12, 2014 Van Gaal on Rooney: "Wayne has shown a great attitude… I believe he will put his heart and soul into his captaincy...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: bizarre disallowed Wayne Rooney “goal” v. Liverpool

Manchester United and Wayne Rooney headed to Miami to face rival Liverpool in the International Champions Cup final Monday night. They topped Group A with an undefeated record to get here, but fell behind 1-nil in the 13′ due to Steven Gerrard. Rooney equalized, and before I could even finish tweeting out that Wayne Rooney scored, Juan Mata recorded a brace that put United ahead...
Via The Sports Bank
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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