Manchester United

  • Collymore: Only Messi and Ronaldo have b...

    Former England international Stan Collymore has claimed that only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have had better careers than Wayne Rooney in the past decade. Rooney became Manchester United's record goalscorer on Saturday when he netted his 250th goal for the club, having p...

    Collymore: Only Messi and Ronaldo have been better than Rooney

    Former England international Stan Collymore has claimed that only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have had better careers than Wayne Rooney in the past decade. Rooney became Manchester United's record goalscorer on Saturday when he netted his 250th goal for the club, having previously broken Bobby Charlton's record to become England's highest ever scorer. Pogba trolled by hilarious Stoke post SInce moving to Old Trafford in 2004, the Liverpool native has won five Premier League titles as well as the Champions League in 2007-08. Collymore believes Rooney's achievements in the past 10 years single him out as one of the best players in the world. "If you take out the big two, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he has had as good a career as anybody in the world over the last decade," the former Liverpool forward wrote in his Daily Mirror column. "You don’t break Sir Bobby Charlton’s England or Manchester United’s goal records without being something very special. "So huge congratulations to Wayne Rooney for achieving both, for a fantastic career that has seen him win virtually every trophy." Despite the claim that he has one of the best careers in club football, Collymore has been less than impressed with Rooney's showings for the Three Lions. Rooney was named in the Team of the Tournament at Euro 2004, but despite appearing at five major tournaments since then, has flattered to deceive as England never reached further than the quarter-finals stage. "It is a little disappointing that we couldn’t see him at his best for England in terms of winning trophies or getting to finals and semi-finals," the three-time England international said.

  • Mata hurt by career first in Man Utd dra...

    Juan Mata admits he endured a frustrating afternoon at Stoke City on Saturday, with the Manchester United forward recording an unwanted career first. The Spain international was among the goals at the bet365 Stadium, but unfortunately he netted at the wrong end. Evans: Rooney i...

    Mata hurt by career first in Man Utd draw with Stoke

    Juan Mata admits he endured a frustrating afternoon at Stoke City on Saturday, with the Manchester United forward recording an unwanted career first. The Spain international was among the goals at the bet365 Stadium, but unfortunately he netted at the wrong end. Evans: Rooney is far from finished Mata broke the deadlock in the Premier League fixture, turning an Erik Pieters cross past David de Gea in the 19th minute. The 28-year-old is now a seasoned veteran, having made over 500 appearances for club and country. He had, however, never scored an own goal prior to his most recent outing, with Mata conceding that little went his way against the Potters. He wrote in a blog on his personal website: “The game left me with a bitter taste. “Firstly, we didn’t win. We created chances to get the three points and it makes us mad to see that the ball just doesn’t go in. Stoke troll Pogba and Man Utd “It’s especially frustrating when you are so unlucky as to score an own goal, when you’re trying precisely to avoid that. “I don’t remember when was the last time that I scored an own goal; in fact I believe this is the first one. “I know it goes with the territory but when it happens to you it hurts. Anyway, this is football and, as always, we have to stay determined and motivated, and carry on.” Mata was rescued on the day by his club captain, with Wayne Rooney’s late free-kick snatching a point for United and seeing him break the club’s all-time goalscoring record. Ibra: Rooney deserves more respect “I want to congratulate Wayne once again,” Mata said of a man who now has 250 goals for the Red Devils. “He’s become the top goalscorer in the history of the club and I’m so happy for him. I’m sure that he will keep scoring many more goals and improving his amazing stats.”

  • 'Rooney is a legend and still has a few ...

    Jonny Evans says Manchester United’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney still has “plenty more years in the tank”. The Red Devils skipper netted his 250th goal for the club against Stoke City on Saturday, edging him ahead of Old Trafford legend Sir Bobby Charlton. Rooney reveals se...

    'Rooney is a legend and still has a few years in the tank' - Evans

    Jonny Evans says Manchester United’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney still has “plenty more years in the tank”. The Red Devils skipper netted his 250th goal for the club against Stoke City on Saturday, edging him ahead of Old Trafford legend Sir Bobby Charlton. Rooney reveals secret to longevity Rooney has reached that landmark in his 13th season with United, having being snapped up as a talented teenager in 2004. He has broken into double figures in all of his previous campaigns, and now has five to his name in 2016-17. Evans is convinced that there are still many more to come from the 31-year-old frontman and is backing him to remain a force to be reckoned with at the highest for the foreseeable future. The Northern Ireland international, who left United for West Brom in 2015, told the club’s official website: “It is not only the time that he has played for Manchester United, but you must also consider he has played in the majority of the games every single season and at the intensity that he plays the game. “It is just incredible the way he has done it. He has still got plenty more years in the tank as well, he is still scoring goals for Manchester United and I think he will get quite a few more before the season is over.” Evans has been an interested observer of Rooney’s entire United career, having been in attendance when he burst onto the scene with a hat-trick in a Champions League clash with Fenerbahce shortly after his big-money move. He added: “I was at his debut when he scored those goals as well, as a youth player in the stands and as a fan. Ibra: Rooney deserves more respect “That was just mind-blowing to see what he did on his debut. I even remember he had to cut his shirt because it was too tight around his neck! “He was a man before his time and what he did that night was special. It laid the foundations for him going forward to become a Manchester United legend.”

  • 'Whelan's fishing £89m out of his back p...

    Stoke City have trolled Paul Pogba and Manchester United after their 1-1 Premier League draw. World record transfer Pogba underperformed in the Britannia Stadium clash, with Stoke claiming that midfielder Glenn Whelan kept the France international in his "back pocket". Beckha...

    'Whelan's fishing £89m out of his back pocket' - Stoke City troll Pogba and Manchester United

    Stoke City have trolled Paul Pogba and Manchester United after their 1-1 Premier League draw. World record transfer Pogba underperformed in the Britannia Stadium clash, with Stoke claiming that midfielder Glenn Whelan kept the France international in his "back pocket". Beckham returns to Paris Saint-Germain The exchange began when a United fan replied to a quote from Glenn Whelan praising the support from the home crowd saying "Whelan is amongst the least mobile central midfielders in the league, thus he needs special support." Stoke had the final say in the matter, retorting with the hilarious comeback "That's strange, he's still fishing £89m out of his back pocket." Pogba has come in for criticism since his move to Old Trafford, with Ruud Gullit the latest to voice his opinion on the 23-year-old. "Paul Pogba is going through the same thing at United as Memphis Depay," the former Chelsea star told The Sunday Mirror. "He may be the most expensive player in the world, but that does not count if he is spending more time on his dress style, the colours in his hair and his social media. "Even for the biggest football stars in the world there is a big rule: Playing well for your club comes first, don't let all the other stuff catch the limelight. That is my advice."

  • Record-breaking Rooney reveals secret to...

    Manchester United's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney says learning to handle criticism has been the key to finding longevity in a record-breaking career. Rooney's sensational free-kick at Stoke City on Saturday was his 250th goal for the Red Devils in all competitions, t...

    Record-breaking Rooney reveals secret to longevity

    Manchester United's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney says learning to handle criticism has been the key to finding longevity in a record-breaking career. Rooney's sensational free-kick at Stoke City on Saturday was his 250th goal for the Red Devils in all competitions, taking top spot for his own after previously pulling level with Sir Bobby Charlton. The England and United captain has encountered more than a few challenges on his way to earning a place in history, having to get used to being used in different positions by Sir Alex Ferguson, as well as adjusting to life as a substitute under Jose Mourinho. Rooney: We'll see about China move Those on-field tribulations and a boozy night out while on international duty last year have often put Rooney's name in the headlines for the wrong reasons, but the 31-year-old accepts scrutiny is inevitable. "There's been ups and downs and I think a lot of the criticism is fair - it's about football and I understand that," Rooney said after accepting an award on behalf of the Football Writers' Association to mark his record-breaking strike. "Everyone has their opinion. "And a lot of it [is] unfair, which I've had to deal with.  Ibra: Rooney deserves more respect "At times it has been tough but you have to do it. I think I've said it before, the quicker you realise as a player it's part of the game, it's something you have to deal with.  "As a young player you don't understand that growing up, but when you're in the game you have to realise that quick and you have to learn to deal with it, otherwise it can bring you down, it can affect performances."

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