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Birthdate:  October 24, 1985    Birthplace:  Croxteth, United Kingdom    Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  176 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a four-year, 300,000-per-week contract extension in February 2014.

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April 24, 2016    Wayne Rooney News

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Rooney had a clearance off the goal line in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton.

Rooney made an improbable run back from the middle of the field and when Romelu Lukaku had beaten both defense and David de Gea, United's skipper threw himself on the way of the ball at the goal line taking a hit to the post in the process. Rooney had a masterful game from a little bit deeper position where, apparently, he feels very comfortable. His new forte, though, may hurt a little bit his fantasy upside in Premier League action.

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April 21, 2016

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said he would consider deploying Rooney in a midfield role after his performance directing Wednesday's match against Crystal Palace, reports the Daily Mail.

The manager attributed the switches in United's play to Rooney's work on the field. The team won the match 2-0. Van Gaal added that no player has a fixed position, and that he does not want to move Marcus Rashford out of the striker position with his current top form.

April 16, 2016

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Rooney took a shot on target and added three crosses in 66 minutes of play in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.

Rooney had a solid return in the starting XI after the lengthy absence. He threw a fantastic pass across half the field to find the run of Antonio Valencia on the right wing for the winner. With Marcus Rashford playing exceptionally up front, Rooney will probably be getting deployed behind him where he usually feels more comfortable but may hurt his fantasy upside a bit. The forward has seven goals and four assists in 23 Premier League games.

April 16, 2016

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Rooney is starting Saturday versus Aston Villa.

Rooney grabs his first start in two months with Anthony Martial rested on the bench. The former has seven goals and four assists in 22 Premier League appearances this season.

April 15, 2016

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Rooney should play in Saturday's match against Aston Villa after making a brief cameo against West Ham on Wednesday.

Rooney was fit enough to trot out for injury time against West Ham on Wednesday and with a couple of additional days of training, the club's talisman should be ready for his first Premier League match since Feb. 13. He has seven goals in 22 matches this season including five in his final seven before succumbing to this injury. However, it will likely take him some time to regain his form.

April 14, 2016

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Rooney made a brief appearance in Manchester United's 2-1 FA Cup victory over West Ham on Wednesday in a return from injury that has kept him out since February.

The veteran striker played for United's under-21 side earlier in the week, and started Wednesday quarterfinal replay on the bench. While he didn't feature in the match, he did have a brief run out in the 90th minute when he replace Marcus Rashford.

April 12, 2016

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Rooney played 61 minutes of Manchester United's under-21 match against Middlesbrough, reports the Daily Mail.

Manager Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs were on hand to watch the striker's return, and featuring 61 minutes could mean that he is in contention to make a return against West Ham in Wednesday's FA Cup replay. The performance indicates that the striker is at least fit enough to be named as a substitute this week.

April 8, 2016

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Rooney has recovered from his knee injury, but he lacks match fitness for Sunday's game against Tottenham, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday.

Rooney has been out for nearly two months due to his injury, and while he is inching closer to a return, United have been fairly solid with Marcus Rashford leading the attack. That being said, it would be quite surprising if Rooney wasn't back in the starting XI as soon as he gets his match fitness back.