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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.

February 28, 2015    Wayne Rooney News

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Rooney scored from the penalty spot in the 66th minute and then in the run of play during the 84th minute of Manchester United's 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

With Robin van Persie out with an ankle injury, Rooney was given the spot kick, which Falcao earned with a foul in the box. The goals were Rooney's first since Boxing Day, when he also had a brace, and he's now reached double-digit goals for the 11 consecutive season, the first player in Premier League history to accomplish the feat, according to ESPN.

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February 17, 2015

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Rooney scored from the penalty spot to help Manchester United advance in the FA Cup against Preston North End.

Rooney, playing his new midfield role, took the ball inside Preston's penalty area and earned the penalty when he was taken out by the Preston goalkeeper. He then confidently buried the ball into the top of the net to end his goal drought.

February 16, 2015

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said that Rooney is happy with his role in midfield despite not being on the scoresheet, reports the Daily Mirror.

Rooney hasn't scored in the last nine games, and van Gaal added that he could become unhappy with the position in the future. The United manager has said that Rooney is the current solution to the team's midfield problems, so Rooney will be playing in that position for the near future.

February 13, 2015

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said that Rooney is doing a good job in his midfield role and that removing him from that setup would cause problems, according to the Daily Mail.

Critics have been vocal that Rooney should be played in the striker position and not in midfield as he has for the past few weeks. Van Gaal praised his performances and added that the midfield has a better balance now because of Rooney.

January 31, 2015

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Rooney took only one shot, which was not on goal, and made only one key pass, but he finished with two tackles, two interceptions, two clearances, a game-high six crosses and 107 passes on 129 touches during Manchester United's 3-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday.

Manager Louis van Gaal continues to employ Rooney in the midfield, with Angel di Maria playing up front, though neither player has produced much fantasy value since the switch. Rooney was surely more valuable thanks to his peripheral stats, but for the cost he requires in most daily games, he'll need goals to justify the price.

January 23, 2015

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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.

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.