The star of Barcelona and 4 times FIFA player of the year will be left in the sidelines for the rest of the year as he picked up an injury in his left hamstring and probably leave him out of the running for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in January.
These past few months have been a time to forget for the Argentine superstar who has been plagued with injuries and problems leaving him not able to play his usual role for Barcelona.
Manchester United recently had a new entrant into the top goal scorers list after striker Wayne Rooney managed to score his 200th goal for the club in the 4-2 win over Bayern Leverkusen.
The German club were the visitors to Old Trafford in the first match of the Champions league group stages. United were coming into the match on the back of a poor run of form, which has seen them win only one match in the last four. Hence, there was pressure on manager David Moyes to get three points from his first Champions League group match incharge.
Former Manchester United fitness coach has said that he always knew that England star Wayne Rooney will never be as good as Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo due to the differences in dedication they had towards spending time in the gym.
Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has a reputation for scoring a lot of goals despite being a midfielder. However, the Australian has struggled to replicate his form at the MLS club New York Red Bulls since joining the club in the £ 1 million transfer more than a year ago. He has managed to score just one goal in 15 appearances for the team, which has led to media criticism that the player should not have been part of the designated player rule.
Despite being one of the prolific goal scorers in front of goal, the Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has not been able to convert penalties in the most convincing fashion in recent months.
Recently, he missed his 10th penalty of the Manchester United career, which led to criticism from the fans and media. However, the winger Ryan Giggs has come to the defence of the player by saying that he is confident that Rooney will start scoring penalties once again and will not be afraid to take the penalty if a chance is presented.
The Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is set to miss two more weeks of football after the manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that his return has been delayed. The 27-year-old has not played for United since the 1-1 draw with Swansea a few weeks ago. He had one of his poor performances for the club in this match.
Sam Allardyce will be taking his West Ham United team to White Hart Lane looking to continue the good run of form that his team has been experiencing since the return to the Premier league this season. West Ham United were promoted to the Premier league through the play-offs.
Aston Villa recently managed a stunning 4-2 win over Manchester city in the capital one cup. This was one of the best victories for the new manager Paul Lambert after taking over from Alex McLeish in the summer.
This was a very difficult match because they were facing the Premier league champions at their home. However, Aston Villa managed a fighting comeback in the match to comfortably win the match in the end after it went into extra time. Aston Villa were coming into the match on the back of a defeat against the newly promoted Southampton in the Premier league.
The Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill has said that the reports linking Wayne Rooney with a move away from the club are extremely untrue. The 26-year-old England striker has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford following the arrival of the Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
After playing ten years in the Premier League Wayne Rooney, the Manchester United Striker, is asserting his desire to remain with the club for another ten years. Rooney has played with Manchester United since 2004 since he moved from Everton.
Rooney’s declaration comes as a surprise to some after Rooney made a transfer request two years previously, and more recently many have wondered about Rooney’s future with the club after speculation was sparked when Manchester United signed Robin van Persie.