‘This year has absolutely flown by.’ That’s something you’re likely to hear a lot of at this time of year and, for most of us, that’s not particularly positive. Spare a thought for Brendan Rodgers, then. Back in April, the world probably seemed a much rosier place than it does now for the Reds’ manager.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says that he felt that his team deserved at least a point from the recent Manchester derby. City managed to claim a fourth consecutive win in the derby after Sergio Aguero’s second-half goal was enough to give them a 1-0 win.
Rooney was making his comeback from suspension against City. He is one of the few players in this United squad who has excelled previously in Manchester derbies. Even though he had not played in the last few weeks, Rooney showed no signs of rustiness and was one of the better players over the 90 minutes.
In the time lapse of 9 months, the squad of Wolverhampton Wanderers has been managed by 3 different coaches as Terry Connor was in charge of the team in February of 2012 but was sacked only 4 months later.
Stale Solbakken and Dean Saunders would later take control of the squad but it was only during a limited period of time until Kenny Jackett was elected as the man to restore balance to the managerial staff of the club.
Nemanja Vidic’s transfer to Inter Milan has left Manchester United without a definitive captain but there are number players which are expected to be assigned with the assignment of turning into the leader on and off the pitch as the next captain of the squad.
The English fans are not happy with Wayne Rooney posting sponsor related tweets just a couple of days after England’s exit from the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
Rooney posted about a Samsung mobile game on his twitter account yesterday after which his followers reacted in an angry way and the footballer ended up getting a number of nasty replies.
Replying to that tweet of Rooney, Plain Sailing wrote, “Wayne, you would have been sitting in Brazil right now if you had focussed on your game more than the ads like these.”
Wayne Rooney is of the opinion that England manager Roy Hodgson should continue despite the team failing to even progress past the group stages of the competition. There has been speculation that Hodgson will step down from his post after a disastrous World Cup campaign, but the English FA recently confirmed that they have no plans to sack the former Liverpool manager. Hodgson has a contract with the national team until Euro 2016. He is set to stay on until then. Rooney, who has been a major player for the national team in the last decade, says that Hodgson should continue.
The Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho might have said that Fernando Torres still has a future at Stamford Bridge, but, as thing are shaping up, it’s hard to imagine the Spanish striker playing in England next season.
Barcelona’s transfer window ban will not allow the Spanish club on either signing or selling any players for the upcoming 14 months but according to the Vice-President, Manuel Arroyo he is confident that their appeal will change things around.
We're working on an appeal that will give us an interim suspension of the transfer ban. We want to have a normal summer. We're convinced that we will be able to sign new players," Barca Vice-President Manel Arroyo told The Daily Mail.
"It's a significant ban and our legal team is working so that we'll be able to sign new players this summer."
Manchester United secured their 2nd consecutive victory as they defeated West Bromwich when playing at the Hawthorns on Saturday which is a crucial triumph for David Moyes as they will have to play against Liverpool, Olympiakos and Manchester City in March.
Wayne Rooney expressed his appreciation for the Manchester United fans as the Englishman labeled them to be ‘brilliant’’.
"Great result Saturday. Fans were brilliant as always and I'm sure it'll be the same on Sunday against Liverpool, always a big atmosphere," Rooney wrote on Twitter following the conclusion of the match.
David Moyes is weighing his option and analyzing on who should be the next captain of Manchester United after Nemanja Vidic makes his way out of the club at the end of the current season as the Serbian defender has already confirmed.
Wayne Rooney is being lined up as a candidate on receiving the armband for the next season but the Scottish coach told the former Everton player what it means and what it represents if he is given the role as captain.