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Wayne Rooney

30-Year-Old Forward/Midfielder     Manchester United  Premier


England

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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June 2, 2016    Wayne Rooney News

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Rooney was named in England final 23-man squad for Euro 2016.

The grizzled-vet will probably be, one way or another, heavily involved into play during the Euro games. While he's listed as one of five forwards he's hoping he can have more of a midfield role for the Three Lions from where he would have a more limited fantasy upside. The once-ruthless-striker finished his season with the Red Devils with 12 goals and six assists in 39 appearances across all competitions.

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June 1, 2016

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Rooney will start Thursday's Euro 2016 warm-up game against Portugal.

It is unclear what position he will start in, as he is usually used as a striker, but is also deployed as a midfielder in some instances. However, the veteran was reported to earlier be hoping for a midfielder role on the national team in the summer of 2016.

May 23, 2016

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Rooney said Manchester United underperformed this past season despite winning the FA Cup on Saturday, reports Sky Sports.

The striker said the cup win does not erase the issues the team had throughout the season, and that qualifying for the Champions League is a must for the club. He said the entire team has been under pressure this past season, and that the players need to perform at the standards expected of the club.

May 17, 2016

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Rooney had one goal on two shots (one on goal) and one assist in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.

Rooney played one of his better matches Tuesday, dominating the pitch. Rooney finishes the league season with eight goals on 72 shots and six assists. Rooney and Manchester United will play their final match Saturday in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace.

May 16, 2016

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Rooney is hoping to play a holding midfielder role for England in this summer's Euro championship, according to Sky Sports.

Manager Roy Hodgson is expected to announce the squad for upcoming friendly matches on Monday. Rooney has traditionally been deployed as a striker, but has also been used as a midfielder by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

May 8, 2016

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Rooney picked up an assist on three key passes but had no shots and just one dribble in Saturday's 1-0 win over Norwich.

Rooney returned to the top of United's attack with Marcus Rashford rested and Anthony Martial getting injured in the warm-up before the game. And while the first doesn't posses the quickness of the other two any more, he did well enough to pull behind the Canaries' defense before his lay-off to Juan Mata for the crucial winner. While Rooney does get higher fantasy upside when he plays upfront, he'll probably slot back in midfield with Rashford returning upfront for the last two games of the season.

April 24, 2016

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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.

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.