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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.

July 20, 2015    Wayne Rooney News

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal told Rooney that he will play central forward this season, The Guardian reports.

Rooney moved all around the pitch last season, ultimately finding a consistent spot in the midfield that sapped a significant amount of his fantasy value. He moved back to a central forward role after Robin van Persie went down with injury, and he thrived like the old Rooney. Being up top brings plenty of fantasy potential, and Rooney could very well have a shot at winning the Golden Boot this season if he stays fit.

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Wayne Rooney: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 12, 2015

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Rooney had a quiet season by his standards, as he scored just 14 goals and added five assists in 37 starts.

The 29-year-old actually started over half of his games in a midfield role, which partially explains the dip in offensive output. Rooney still showed his typical quality throughout the year and should be a focal point in the United attack next season, with Falcao and Robin van Persie reportedly on their way out.

May 24, 2015

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Rooney (thigh) is in the starting lineup Sunday against Hull City.

Rooney will get the start up front, with Robin van Persie available off the bench and Falcao not in the 18-man squad.

May 15, 2015

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Rooney (thigh) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against Arsenal. "Yes, it's a short-term thing, we only have one match to play (after Arsenal), so I think it will be difficult for (him) to play again this season," manager Louis van Gaal said.

Robin van Persie has been declared fit after missing last weekend's match with an illness, and he seems like the easy replacement for Rooney.

May 11, 2015

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Rooney (thigh) is expected to face Arsenal on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Rooney was only able to play 45 minutes Saturday against Crystal Palace due to dead leg, but he was cleared to return to training Monday. United are still fighting for a top-3 spot, which would allow them to avoid a Champions League qualifier in August, putting huge importance on Sunday's match at Old Trafford.

May 9, 2015

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Rooney suffered a thigh injury during the first half of Saturday's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, and he was unable to play in the second half, ESPN FC reports.

Rooney came out for warmups before the second half and was unable to fully participating, prompting manager Louis van Gaal to replace him with Falcao. Van Gaal described Rooney's issue after as "dead leg," and intimated that Rooney will be able to play next Sunday against Arsenal.

May 2, 2015

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Rooney (knee) is in the starting XI for Saturday's match against West Brom.

Rooney sufferd a knee injury last week against Everton, though it was not nearly as serious as initially believed, allowing him to return without missing any time. He'll start up front alongside Robin van Persie, who makes his return to the lineup after recovering from an ankle injury.

May 1, 2015

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Rooney (knee) has been deemed fit to face West Brom on Saturday.

Rooney suffered a knee injury during last weekend's match against Everton and there was speculation that he would not play again this season, so his return to fitness before missing even one game is a bit surprising. Nevertheless, he's a vital piece and will likely be right back in the starting XI, though who he partners with is up in the air, as Robin van Persie has returned to fitness following an ankle injury.