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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.

August 16, 2014    Wayne Rooney News

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Rooney scored in the 53rd minute of Manchester United's surprising 2-1 loss to Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Rooney took a flicked ball off a corner and scored on a great bicycle kick to level the game at 1-1. He took six shots on the day, with three landing on goal, but appeared to be the only real threat on the attack, as Adnan Januzaj was the only other player to take more than one shot. Rooney will look to start a scoring streak next week against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

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August 13, 2014

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has named Rooney captain, reports Sky Sports.

Rooney will assume the honor following Nemanja Vidic's departure from the club. Speculation pitted Rooney against Robin van Persie for the title.

June 24, 2014

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England manager Roy Hodgson has decided to leave Rooney out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's final match against Costa Rica, reports Sky Sports.

England have already been eliminated from the competition, and are playing solely for pride on Tuesday. Rooney getting a rest is one of nine changes England has made to their lineup in an effort to get as many of the players time on the field as possible.

June 19, 2014

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Rooney scored his first World Cup goal Thursday in England's 1-2 loss to Uruguay.

Rooney now has a goal and an assist in this World Cup, but it hasn't been enough, as England have earned zero points through two matches. They aren't out of it yet, technically, but they'll need a huge result against Costa Rica, plus some help from Italy and Uruguay, if they hope to make it out of the group stage.

June 14, 2014

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Rooney assisted on Daniel Sturridge's 37th minute goal during England's 1-2 loss to Italy in their World Cup opener on Saturday.

Rooney had a few decent opportunities to score himself, although he was unable to capitalize on those chances. His assist Saturday came on an excellent cross into the box, which Sturridge banged home off the bounce. Up next for England is a match against Uruguay on Thursday, and then the group finale against Costa Rica, who beat Uruguay 3-1 on Saturday.

May 15, 2014

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Rooney (groin) said that he is focused on helping England perform in this summer's World Cup and believes that England can go all the way to the final of the tournament, according to Sky Sports.

The striker is overcoming a groin injury and will have to prove his fitness before being fully deployed in Brazil. He had a good season in the Premier League with 17 goals from 81 shots and 10 assists.

May 9, 2014

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Rooney is a serious injury doubt for Sunday's season-finale at Southampton, the club's official web site reports. "Wayne has just started training over the last couple of days, and Sunday is probably a little bit too quick for him, but he is training and will also be fine for the World Cup," interim manager Ryan Giggs said Friday.

Giggs certainly didn't rule Rooney out specifically, although with nothing to play for, there seems to be little reason to risk Rooney's health further, especially with the World Cup a little over a month away.

May 6, 2014

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Rooney will miss Manchester United's final home match of the season on Tuesday with a groin strain, according to the Daily Mail.

The striker was able to do some light training over the weekend, but is not ready to jeopardize his fitness before England's World Cup squad is announced.