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Rooney double puts Manchester United top of tableupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 16:49:00

Manchester United have overtaken rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table after a double from Wayne Rooney saw the champions defeat West Bromwich 2-0 on Sunday.

Rooney defiant as City appeal against Kompany red cardupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 10:12:00

Wayne Rooney has defended himself from criticism by Roberto Mancini following Sunday's Manchester derby, in which the United striker scored two goals but appeared to play a role in City's captain being sent off.

Rooney handed three-game ban after red cardupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 15:05:00

England striker Wayne Rooney will miss the group stages of Euro 2012 after being banned for three games Thursday for his red card against Montenegro in their final qualifying game.

Rooney's father arrested and bailed in betting probeupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 15:12:00

The father of Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has been arrested and bailed by Merseyside Police over an inquiry into suspicious betting patterns concerning a Scottish Premier League match last year.

Rooney scores hat-trick as United hit eight past Arsenalupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 05:30:00

Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick as champions Manchester United retained their 100% English Premier League record this season with a remarkable 8-2 thumping of injury-hit Arsenal at Old Trafford.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney involved in Twitter rowupdated: Thu May 19 2011 18:04:00

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has claimed a heated exchange with a fan on social networking site Twitter in which he said "I'll put u asleep within 10 seconds" was light-hearted banter.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: United's Rooney has become the quintessential English No. 10updated: Tue May 17 2011 14:59:00

Do statistics reflect truths hidden to everyday observation, or are they the great betrayers? To most, Wayne Rooney last season reached new peaks. He won the players' and the football writers' player of the year awards and scored 26 Premier League goals, 10 more than his next best season (2005-06). Then he was injured in the Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich in March, United went out of that competition, its title challenge faltered and Rooney's form was destroyed for the best part of a year.

Rooney a doubt for Schalke semi clashupdated: Wed May 04 2011 11:07:00

Wayne Rooney is a doubt for Manchester United's European Champions League semifinal second leg against Schalke at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Rooney joins list of phone-hacked celebsupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 13:34:00

Wayne Rooney has been visited by police investigating illegal phone-hacking by journalists, the England soccer star revealed on Thursday.

United end Schalke's perfect home record in European semifinalupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 17:31:00

Manchester United took a big step towards reaching the Champions League final for the third time in four years as the English team ended Schalke's 100% home record this season in Europe's top club competition on Tuesday.

English FA uphold Rooney's two-match ban for swearingupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 05:07:00

The two-match ban imposed on Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for swearing in front of a television camera has been upheld by the English Football Association (FA) after an appeal by the player that the punishment was excessive was rejected.

Rooney gives Manchester United the edge in Chelsea quarterfinalupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 17:46:00

Manchester United claimed the early edge in the all-English Champions League quarterfinal against Chelsea as Wayne Rooney continued his eventful week with the only goal in London on Wednesday.

Rooney appeals against two-match ban for swearingupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 04:58:00

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has appealed against his two-match suspension for swearing into a TV camera at the weekend, even though he admitted the charge on Tuesday.

Rooney faces ban for TV swearingupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 14:47:00

England striker Wayne Rooney may miss Manchester United's FA Cup semifinal derby clash after being charged for swearing at television cameras.

Rooney treble helps extend United lead as Arsenal and Chelsea falterupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 15:56:00

Wayne Rooney's second-half hat-trick helped Manchester United move seven points clear in the English Premier League on Saturday as title rivals Arsenal and Chelsea were both held to draws.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: United's forwards destroy Marseille; Marcelo key for Realupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 16:06:00

Tactical observations from Champions League action this week:

Manchester United revived by FA Cup win over Arsenalupdated: Sat Mar 12 2011 15:12:00

A Wayne Rooney inspired Manchester United beat arch-rivals Arsenal 2-0 at Old Trafford Saturday to reach the semifinals of the English FA Cup.

SI.com: Steve Rushin: Wayne Rooney's goal for ages a defining moment for father, sonupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 13:01:00

Two weeks after I graduated from college, I moved to New York and took a fact-checking job at Sports Illustrated, providing just enough money for an empty apartment and a nightly repast of Ray's pizza and Coors Light, which I always ingested alone, supine in front of the TV, whose faces never judged me.

Rooney wonder-goal seals Manchester derby winupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 08:30:00

Wayne Rooney's stunning overhead kick was enough to give Manchester United a 2-1 win over arch rivals Manchester City in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Rooney double as United maintain advantageupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 17:23:00

England striker Wayne Rooney scored twice, only his second and third goals from open play this season, as Manchester United beat Aston Villa 3-1 to stay five points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Man United's Rooney rediscovering his form despite a lack of goalsupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 14:28:00

Wayne Rooney didn't score on Saturday. He did help set up three of Manchester United's five goals against Birmingham City and generally looked as though he may at last be approaching his best, but he didn't net himself. So a sub-plot in most of the reviews of the game was the fact that Rooney failed to score, and that he has managed just one goal from open play for his club since March. He is in a "goal-drought," and no matter what he does between now and scoring half a dozen goals, that will always be the first thing that is mentioned about him after games.

Park header puts United top of tableupdated: Mon Dec 13 2010 17:23:00

Manchester United have returned to the top of the English Premier League after a header from Ji-sung Park gave them a narrow 1-0 win over previous table-toppers Arsenal.

Rooney apologizes to fans after contract disputeupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 04:57:00

England striker Wayne Rooney apologized to fans Friday for the way his contract dispute with Manchester United played out in October.

Rooney must accept booing, says Jamesupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 13:48:00

Wayne Rooney must be prepared for criticism from fans when he returns from injury for Manchester United, his former England teammate David James told CNN.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Premier League Mailbag: Will Wayne Rooney ever recover his form?updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 18:22:00

Is Wayne Rooney done? -- Tim Delaney, San Antonio

Rooney signs new five-year deal after dramatic U-turnupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 12:46:00

England striker Wayne Rooney has changed his mind and signed a new five-year contract at English Premier League side Manchester United, the club announced Friday.

Wayne Rooney staying at Manchester Unitedupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 12:46:00

CNN's Alex Thomas announces that Wayne Rooney has signed a new 5 year contract at Manchester United.

How CNN pundit predicted Rooney U-turnupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 11:17:00

When Wayne Rooney announced he wanted to leave Manchester United it seemed his days at Old Trafford were numbered, but CNN pundit Gabriele Marcotti had other ideas and his predictions have proved spot on.

Alex Ferguson bemused by Rooneyupdated: Fri Oct 22 2010 11:17:00

Gazzetta dello Sport's Giancarlo Galavotti on Alex Ferguson's press conference and Wayne Rooney's desire to leave Man United.

Stalemate at Manchester United after Rooney talksupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 15:48:00

Wayne Rooney's future at Manchester United remained unclear Thursday after the English Premier League giants held a series of meetings to resolve the crisis.

Rooney: Manchester United could not confirm star signingsupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 18:07:00

English soccer star Wayne Rooney has revealed he wants to leave Manchester United because he did not receive assurances that the Premier League club will invest in top players.

Ferguson: Rooney wants to leave Manchester Unitedupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 16:23:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson confirmed on Tuesday that Wayne Rooney wants to leave the English Premier League club in a series of interviews aimed at ending speculation over the soccer star's future.

No January signings, say Real, as Rooney rumors build momentumupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 12:10:00

One of Real Madrid's top officials has distanced the Spanish club from reports that it will launch a big-money January raid on Manchester United's prize asset Wayne Rooney.

SI.com: Jonathan Wilson: Rooney's relationship with United in critical conditionupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 10:19:00

It's not hard to pinpoint where it all started to go wrong. On March 30, Wayne Rooney put Manchester United ahead in the second minute of a Champions League quarterfinal match at Bayern Munich, a controlled, eminently accomplished finish from a Nani cross. It was exactly what everybody had come to expect from a player who had already scored 33 goals for his club that season and nine more for England.

Rooney misses Champions League tie; out for up to three weeksupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 13:15:00

Wayne Rooney will be sidelined for up to three weeks, missing crucial games for club side Manchester United and England.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Rooney's England goal drought ends, blame game beginsupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 17:04:00

Manchester United was forlorn by the end of its last visit (in February) to Goodison Park, a 3-1 home victory in which Wayne Rooney's imperious form vanished under the attentive shadow of Everton's back line. It wasn't the first time Rooney had failed to assert himself in a match against his old club, but at least the abuse he'd received from the home supporters seemed to be dissipating ... a trend that's unlikely to continue if he takes the field Saturday.

Rooney to face Swiss despite media allegationsupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 13:52:00

England manager Fabio Capello will name Wayne Rooney in his line up to face Switzerland in a Euro 2012 qualifier Tuesday despite allegations about the striker's personal life.

Rooney: I'll be fit for World Cup finalsupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 14:08:00

Wayne Rooney insists he will be fit to lead England's charge for the World Cup after injury curtailed the Manchester United striker's English Premier League season.

Manchester United overcome Rooney blow with vital win over Tottenhamupdated: Sat Apr 24 2010 18:17:00

Manchester United returned to the top of the English Premier League with a 3-1 victory over in-form Tottenham on Saturday but the champions' title hopes suffered a blow with the news that top scorer Wayne Rooney may miss the rest of the season.

Injured Rooney ruled out of Manchester United's Blackburn tripupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 11:40:00

Manchester United will be without Wayne Rooney for Sunday's English Premier League clash with Blackburn, but manager Alex Ferguson expects the England striker to return from injury next weekend.

England awaits Rooney injury verdictupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 14:31:00

Manchester United and England fans are waiting to discover the severity of an injury to star striker Wayne Rooney.

SI.com: Georgina Turner: Manchester United vs. Bayern play-by-playupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 08:59:00

Not that Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced; he clearly fancies Rooney to net the away goal that would take some nerves out of the return encounter at Old Trafford. "He's had an unbelievable season," he said -- and the United boss is also smiling about having Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand back in the center of his back line: "Strong in the back and strong as a team, and we look very strong now."

Relief for Rooney after injury scan; Fabregas out for seasonupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 13:36:00

Fears that England star Wayne Rooney will miss the World Cup have abated with news that his injury is minor, but key Spanish player Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Rooney strikes again as United go topupdated: Sun Mar 14 2010 14:15:00

On-fire England striker Wayne Rooney scored two more goals as Manchester United beat Fulham 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday to return to the top of the English Premier League table.

Rooney double as Man United crush Milanupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 17:14:00

In-form England striker Wayne Rooney scored the opening two goals as Manchester United crushed AC Milan 4-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Rooney heads winner for United in English League Cup finalupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 15:15:00

On-form Wayne Rooney came off the bench to score the winner as Manchester United beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the English League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

Rooney double earns Man United victoryupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 17:20:00

Manchester United are now just one point behind leaders Chelsea at the top of the English Premier League, after a double from in-form Wayne Rooney helped them to a comfortable 3-0 home win over West Ham on Tuesday evening.

SI.com: The Limey: Rooney at the peak of his powersupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 18:27:00

On the streets of Manchester, England, they now talk of Wayne Rooney as being the White Pelé. Well, those in red shirts make those premature comparisons; those in blue still draw less kind comparisons between the Manchester United striker and Shrek.

Rooney double ruins Beckham's Manchester United reunionupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 17:20:00

Wayne Rooney upstaged David Beckham as Manchester United claimed a 3-2 win against AC Milan in the first leg of the European giants' Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday night.

Rooney landmark in Man United victoryupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 13:26:00

England striker Wayne Rooney scored his 100th English Premier League goal to help Manchester United keep their title hopes alive with a stunning 3-1 win at rivals Arsenal.

Late Rooney header puts United throughupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 17:52:00

Wayne Rooney's injury time header gave Manchester United a 3-1 victory over city rivals Manchester City to put them through to the English League Cup final 4-3 on aggregate.

Rooney fires Manchester United topupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 13:17:00

Wayne Rooney scored four times as he produced a magical performance to send Manchester United top of the English Premier League with a 4-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.

United bounce back to close on Chelseaupdated: Sun Dec 27 2009 14:17:00

Manchester United moved to within two points of English Premier League leaders as Wayne Rooney inspired a 3-1 win at Hull on Sunday, while Arsenal kept in touch with a 3-0 victory against fourth-placed Aston Villa.

Baby boy for England star Rooneyupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 12:15:00

England striker Wayne Rooney is a "thrilled" father for the first time after his wife Coleen gave birth to a baby boy in a Liverpool hospital on Monday afternoon.

SI.com: The Limey: Who will be the top scorer in the English Premier League?updated: Fri Sep 04 2009 11:50:00

Deadly, lethal, prolific -- just a few adjectives often used to describe Team Limey's nightclub performances on a Saturday night. Back in the real world, these are apt descriptions of the elite goal-scorers discussed in this week's column. More specifically, we're looking at who we think will be donning the Golden Boot as the English Premier League's top scorer this season.

Man United thump Wigan as Arsenal top tableupdated: Sat Aug 22 2009 14:18:00

Michael Owen scored his first goal for Manchester United, and fellow-striker Wayne Rooney his 100th, as the English Premier League champions returned to winning form with a thumping 5-0 victory at Wigan on Saturday.

Rooney double as England rout Andorraupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 07:37:00

Wayne Rooney scored a first half double to lead England to a 6-0 win over minnows Andorra at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Rooney and Carrick put United three clearupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 17:35:00

Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick scored in each half as Manchester United beat Portsmouth 2-0 at Old Trafford to go three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the English Premier League table, with a game in hand.

Rooney escapes with one-match suspensionupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 15:28:00

England striker Wayne Rooney has escaped further punishment after a show of petulance following his sending off during Manchester United's weekend defeat at Fulham.

Rooney seals win to send United five clearupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 05:50:00

Wayne Rooney scored with his first touch after a seven-match injury absence to help send Manchester United five points clear in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Fulham at Old Trafford.

Rooney fit-again for league and England dutyupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 11:11:00

Wayne Rooney is set to return to the fray for Manchester United's Premier League trip to West Ham on Sunday after a missing five games with a hamstring injury.

Narrow victory sees Man United go secondupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 17:39:00

Wayne Rooney's first-minute tap-in proved enough to give Manchester United a 1-0 home victory over Wigan, a result that sees the defending champions move to within two points of Premier League leaders Liverpool, with a game in hand.

Rooney wins Club World Cup for Man Utdupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 10:25:00

Wayne Rooney scored the goal that saw 10-man Manchester United crowned Club World Cup winners in Yokohama with a 1-0 victory over South American champions Liga de Quito of Ecuador.

Rooney scores twice as United win thrillerupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 10:11:00

Wayne Rooney scored twice following his introduction as a late substitute as Manchester United booked a Club World Cup final meeting with Liga de Quito on Sunday by beating Gamba Osaka 5-3 in a thrilling semifinal in Yokohama.

UEFA clear Rooney over Aalborg stampingupdated: Mon Dec 15 2008 12:55:00

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will not face any disciplinary action over an apparent stamp on Aalborg's Kasper Risgard at Old Trafford last week.

UEFA investigate Rooney's rash challengeupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 12:58:00

Wayne Rooney faces being banned from the early knockout stages of the Champions League after being accused of a dangerous tackle in Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Aalborg on Wednesday night.

Rooney rescues record as Man Utd win groupupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 17:37:00

Wayne Rooney salvaged a 2-2 draw for Manchester United against Aalborg on Wednesday as the Champions League holders won Group E and avoided the top seeded teams in the knockout round.

Rooney and Ferdinand out of England gameupdated: Sat Nov 15 2008 17:15:00

Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand have pulled out of England's squad for the prestige friendly against Germany in Berlin this week due to injury.

The player and team of the weekupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 07:59:00

Player of the week -- Wayne Rooney What a week it's been for England's number 10.

Rooney double as England see off Belarusupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 05:13:00

Wayne Rooney scored two second half goals as England maintained their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 win over Belarus in Minsk on Wednesday night.

Rooney double as 5-goal England find touchupdated: Sat Oct 11 2008 15:28:00

Wayne Rooney led the way with two goals as England ultimately ran riot against Kazakhstan at Wembley with a 5-1 win to stay firmly on course for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.

Rooney goal secures victory for Unitedupdated: Sat Oct 04 2008 15:22:00

Champions Manchester United took closer order in the English title race with a comfortable 2-0 win over Blackburn, secured by a clinical finish by Wayne Rooney in the second half at Ewood Park.

Man United's Rooney fit for season openerupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 14:16:00

Wayne Rooney has shrugged off a nasty stomach virus and will be fit to take his place for Manchester United as they open their defense of the Premier League title against Newcastle on Sunday.

Rooney set to miss start of league seasonupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 16:37:00

England international striker Wayne Rooney is struggling to make the start of Manchester United's Premier League title defense after picking up a stomach virus on his club's preseason tour of Nigeria.

Comment: Football star's lavish wedding a class issueupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 02:50:00

Nothing says true love like releasing a caged butterfly, don't you think?

Rooney set to return for vital league matchupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 12:55:00

Wayne Rooney could return to Manchester United's line-up for their vital Premier League game at home to West Ham on Saturday.

SI.com: Gabriele Marcotti: English clubs go on defensive in Champs semisupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 14:45:00

We're halfway through the Champions League semifinals, and we've seen some bizarre behavior from the three participating English clubs.

Ronaldo and Rooney rip Newcastle apartupdated: Sat Feb 23 2008 16:21:00

Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney both scored twice as Manchester United hammered Newcastle United 5-1 at St James's Park to move to within three points of English Premier League leaders Arsenal, who drew 2-2 at Birmingham.

Rooney and Ronaldo keep United topupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 15:19:00

Second half goals from Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo kept Manchester United at the top of the English Premier League as the reigning champions scored a 2-0 win over Reading on Saturday.

Capello enjoys Man Utd cup victoryupdated: Sun Jan 06 2008 08:14:00

England coach Fabio Capello watched Wayne Rooney inspire Manchester United's 2-0 FA Cup victory and was delighted that his first day in his new job coincided with the striker's best performance for weeks.

Rooney leaves growing pains behindupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 17:09:00

Two goals last weekend, one midweek in the Champions League and another -- plus a starring role -- in Manchester United's 4-1 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday suggest that Wayne Rooney may finally be getting back to the sort of form that persuaded Alex Ferguson to part with $54 million in 2004.

Rooney set to make United returnupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 14:07:00

Wayne Rooney has been penciled in to make his return to action for Manchester United after fracturing his foot in the first match of the season.

Rooney injured as United held 0-0updated: Mon Aug 13 2007 06:59:00

Wayne Rooney suffered a hairline fracture of his left foot as Manchester United began their defense of the English Premier League title by being held to a disappointing goalless draw by Reading at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Rampant United reach FA Cup finalupdated: Sat Apr 14 2007 14:46:00

Manchester United stayed on course for a treble triumph as two goals from Wayne Rooney saw them dispatch Premier League bottom club Watford 4-1 to reach FA Cup final.

Rooney and Park power United homeupdated: Sat Mar 17 2007 11:31:00

Wayne Rooney and Park Ji-sung both scored twice, with Cristiano Ronaldo making three of them, as Premier League leaders Manchester United romped to a 4-1 home win over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Rooney doubt for Lille return tie updated: Sun Mar 04 2007 14:54:00

England striker Wayne Rooney is doubtful for Manchester United's Champions League last 16 second leg encounter with Lille at Old Trafford on Wednesday after injuring his knee, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said on Sunday.

Rooney double puts United throughupdated: Sat Jan 27 2007 14:48:00

Wayne Rooney came off the bench to give Manchester United a 2-1 win over Portsmouth, while third division Bristol City stormed back to draw 2-2 with Premier League Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday.

Rooney extends contract at Unitedupdated: Sat Nov 25 2006 13:26:00

England striker Wayne Rooney has signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester United that ties him to Old Trafford until 2012.

Rooney's goals give United victoryupdated: Sat Nov 18 2006 12:45:00

Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to beat Sheffield United 2-1 and stay three points clear of champions Chelsea at the top of the Premier League in Saturday.

Rooney ends drought with hat-trickupdated: Sat Oct 28 2006 12:08:00

Wayne Rooney ended his goal drought in impressive fashion, with a hat-trick in Manchester United's 4-0 win at Bolton Wanderers, which enabled them to leapfrog above Chelsea at the top of the Premier League on Saturday.

Ferguson rounds on Rooney criticsupdated: Fri Oct 13 2006 09:31:00

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes it is only a matter of time before striker Wayne Rooney emerges from his slump and proves his critics wrong.

Rooney double as United score fiveupdated: Sun Aug 20 2006 11:26:00

Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United opened their Premier League campaign with a 5-1 rout of Fulham at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Bans on Rooney and Scholes upheldupdated: Tue Aug 15 2006 13:24:00

Manchester United will be without Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes for three games after the English FA rejected their claims of wrongful dismissal in a friendly match against Porto.

United hope Rooney will never moveupdated: Fri Aug 11 2006 11:29:00

Manchester United are planning to offer Wayne Rooney a new contract in a bid to keep him at the club for the rest of his career.

Rooney shown yet another red cardupdated: Fri Aug 04 2006 14:40:00

Wayne Rooney was sent off during Manchester United's clash with Portuguese side Porto in the opening match of the Amsterdam pre-season tournament on Friday.

Rooney insists stamp 'an accident'updated: Sun Jul 16 2006 05:50:00

England striker Wayne Rooney has insisted the offense that prompted his expulsion from a World Cup quarterfinal was an accident.

Neville doubt but Rooney match fitupdated: Wed Jun 14 2006 11:37:00

Wayne Rooney is in line for his World Cup debut as a substitute against Trinidad & Tobago on Thursday but England colleague Gary Neville is a big doubt because of a calf injury.

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