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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.

January 23, 2015    Wayne Rooney News

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Rooney did not play in Friday's FA Cup match against Cambridge United, but manager Louis van Gaal confirmed after the match that he is not injured, according to Henry Winter of the Daily Telegraph.

United started Falcao up front and then brought on Robin van Persie in the second half, but neither could break through in the eventual scoreless draw. Given that Rooney was only rested, he should be back in the starting XI Jan. 31 against Leicester City.

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January 18, 2015

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Rooney lined up in midfield behind Angel di Maria for the second consecutive game Saturday against QPR, and he finished with just one shot, two key passes and two fouls drawn.

Rooney is in quite a slump for fantasy owners, as not only has he failed to score a goal or post an assist in four consecutive Premier League matches, he's taken only three shots in the span and only one has been on goal. Manager Louis van Gaal continues to tinker with his starting XI, and while Rooney is a very regular participant, he's just not delivering the results of a player that's very high priced in season-long and weekly salary cap formats.

January 11, 2015

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Rooney failed to take a single shot during Manchester United's 1-0 loss to Southampton on Sunday, while finishing with two key passes, two interceptions and three clearances.

A very quiet game for Rooney, who has now gone four consecutive matches without a goal since his two-score outing against Newcastle on Boxing Day. The good news is that he'll have a solid opportunity to break through next Saturday at QPR.

December 26, 2014

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Rooney had two goals and an assist during Manchester United's 3-1 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day.

Rooney has been in excellent form of late, scoring five goals and assisting on two others in his last six matches, which was preceded by three goals in two matches for England during the November international break. His assist Friday was a 35-yard lob that was headed home by Robin van Persie, and the two of them continue to show great chemistry between them on the pitch. Up next for United, who are unbeaten in eight straight matches, is a Sunday trip to White Hart Lane to take on Spurs.

December 15, 2014

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Rooney scored his sixth goal of the season during Manchester United's 3-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday.

Rooney has been in excellent form of late, scoring three times in his last four games, plus an assist, which was preceded by three goals in two matches for England during the November international break. United are clicking right now and Rooney consistently finds himself in the middle of it all, keeping him an elite fantasy option in nearly all formats.

December 6, 2014

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Manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Friday that Rooney (knee) is fit for Monday's match against Southampton, the Mirror reports.

Rooney suffered the injury last weekend against Hull City and was unable to play in Tuesday's match against Stoke City. However, scans revealed no real damage, and he is in contention for the starting XI.

December 3, 2014

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Rooney (knee) is expected to be fit for Monday's match against Southampton after scans on his knee Wednesday showed no significant damage, the Telegraph reports.

Rooney suffered the knock during last Saturday's match against Hull City and had to be held out of Tuesday's win over Stoke. James Wilson started in his place, though Rooney is expected to start if he's fit.

December 2, 2014

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Rooney will have a scan on his knee Wednesday to determine if he will miss any additional time after being held out of Tuesday's match against Stoke City, ESPN FC reports.

Rooney suffered the injury last Saturday against Hull City and was initially expected to face the Potters before being ruled out late. Until the results of the scan are revealed, he remains a serious injury doubt to face Southampton next Monday.