Wayne Rooney is now a passenger England just can't afford to carry to the 2018 World Cup 

11/10/16 01:33

11/10/16 01:33

Coleen Rooney launched a passionate defence of her husband, England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, on Twitter after hearing criticism of him on the radio on Monday.

11/10/16 01:16

MATT LAWTON IN LJUBLJANA: Southgate said Rooney responded to being dropped for a competitive game for the first time in 13 years of international football with great professionalism.

10/10/16 23:31

INSIGHT BY ROB WILSON: It is clear that there is a change taking place in Wayne Rooney’s career trajectory and it is likely his best years as a footballer are now behind him.

10/10/16 22:54

Wayne Rooney will be left out of the line-up for the World Cup qualifier against Slovenia, Gareth Southgate confirmed following news of his decision to drop the Manchester United star.

10/10/16 22:06

The interim manager wants Rooney to remain captain despite dropping him for Tuesday's game in Slovenia, but it is Henderson who will lead the side out for the first time in Ljubljana.

10/10/16 18:30

Wayne Rooney will not start for England against Slovenia after Gareth Southgate took the decision to drop his captain. We asked our reporters whether it was the right decision?

10/10/16 17:29

Slovenia manager Srecko Katanec would not be surprised if Wayne Rooney is dropped by England for the game in Ljubljana as 'he is not the youngest and his form has taken a little dip'.

10/10/16 17:21

Jose Mourinho looks like the most relaxed man in the world as he lounges back on his chair, his legs crossed, his hand on his knee ahead of attempting to identify younger versions of his squad.

10/10/16 12:32

Will it ever become fun again? Or have we now reached the stage where you go to Wembley if you want to be angry? Those questions need to be asked after England's first home game of the season.

10/10/16 12:16

SAMI MOKBEL: England boss Gareth Southgate insists that he is not afraid to axe captain Wayne Rooney. The possibility of dropping the Manchester United star does not fill him with dread.

10/10/16 09:38

MATT LAWTON: Rooney's deployment in a deep midfield role ahead of Eric Dier is unsustainable when a player of the Tottenham midfielder's youth and athleticism will be required against better opposition.

10/10/16 01:59

The Manchester United star is claimed to have not paid tax on his then £4million-a-year salary for three years because he invested £12.5m in a film project.

09/10/16 09:18

SAM CUNNINGHAM: The 30-year-old says he is a fighter and will not give up on his England career, but someone will have to throw the towel for him eventually. It is getting too painful to watch.

09/10/16 09:15

Gareth Southgate launched a passionate defence of Wayne Rooney on Saturday after sections of the Wembley crowd booed his name when it was announced before England played Malta.

08/10/16 01:00

Wembley is sold out for the first of Gareth Southgate’s four games in charge against Malta and he is committed to naming an attacking line-up, with captain Wayne Rooney starting in midfield.

08/10/16 00:09

Amid all the huff and puff about Wayne Rooney this season, one piece of absolutely coruscating analysis all but passed under the radar.

06/10/16 16:19

JAMIE CARRAGHER: All week I’ve taken others’ criticism of Wayne Rooney on board, listening to the constant chipping away at what he apparently cannot do and why he is no longer good enough.

05/10/16 16:02

John Stones insists Wayne Rooney remains central to England's future despite the debate over his role in the international set-up. Stones will be a prime contender to replace Rooney as captain.

04/10/16 17:17

Wayne Rooney admits it was a 'shame' to see Sam Allardyce sacked as England boss but urged the squad to stick together after a tumultuous week. The Three Lions face Malta on Saturday.

04/10/16 16:23

From Michael Owen to Joe Cole and Fernando Torres, countless wonder kids have fizzled out after scaling wondrous heights in their teenage years.

03/10/16 17:39

Alan Shearer believes Marcus Rashford should start for England against Malta on Saturday but Three Lions captain Wayne Rooney should not be playing behind him.

03/10/16 12:36

The WAG, 30, made sure her husband's match against Stoke was a family affair, taking Kai, Klay and Kit to watch their father and his team in pursuit of Premier League glory.

02/10/16 02:18

Rooney has been axed by Mourinho and is expected to be left out of the starting line-up against Stoke. However, the England captain has been offered a chance to kickstart his career in China.

02/10/16 01:23

Jose Mourinho has backed Gareth Southgate’s decision to retain Wayne Rooney as England captain and stressed the striker’s importance to Manchester United.

30/09/16 16:31

She adores getting glammed up for a rare evening out on the tiles, but Coleen Rooney shows she doers off-duty style just as well

30/09/16 15:31

Paul Scholes insists Jose Mourinho will start Wayne Rooney when it comes to the 'big games' against Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Co.

30/09/16 12:42

Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain under caretaker boss Gareth Southgate. The Under 21 manager has spoken to Rooney, 30, and assured the striker he will keep the armband.

30/09/16 11:52

Marcus Rashford showed in an otherwise flat Manchester United performance why he's been named among Europe's best young players and will be recalled by England.

30/09/16 10:33

JACK GAUGHAN AT OLD TRAFFORD: Jose Mourinho's side were far from their best at Old Trafford but ultimately found a way through after Ibrahimovic pounced to head home.

29/09/16 16:19

Wayne Rooney cut a surprisingly cheerful figure as Manchester United's all-star cast arrived at the Lowry Hotel hours before they attempt to get their Europa League campaign up and running.

29/09/16 12:36

MARTIN SAMUEL'S FIVE POINTS: Sam Allardyce is under the microscope after being caught out in an undercover sting, while it's time to find some balance in the Wayne Rooney debate.

27/09/16 18:00

Wayne Rooney has struggled for form and consistency under new manager Jose Mourinho, culminating in the England international being dropped for United's impressive 4-1 victory over champions Leicester.

26/09/16 11:58

There are many parallels between the early United careers of Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford and, on the evidence so far, the latter will be just as good as the former in his prime.

26/09/16 11:51

MARTIN KEOWN - INSIGHT: Wayne Rooney can still play a big part at Manchester United but will need to fight. There is a moment in every player's career when their role will change.

26/09/16 09:37

CHRIS WHEELER: Long after Manchester United’s fans had streamed away from Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney re-emerged on to the pitch with two of his three sons and started playing football again.

25/09/16 17:41

Coleen Rooney accompanied husband Wayne to watch Anthony 'Million Dollar' Crolla, 29, take on Jorge Linares, 31, in a world title unification fight inside Manchester Arena on Saturday.

25/09/16 00:38

A lot of people wrote off John Terry when Rafa Benitez was at Chelsea. Jose Mourinho came back and the following season JT was the best defender in the Premier League by a distance.

24/09/16 18:23

CHRIS WHEELER AT OLD TRAFFORD: The moment Wayne Rooney was taken out of the firing line, United scored four goals in the first half. Juan Mata offered more creativity in the No 10 role.

24/09/16 18:18

Jose Mourinho admitted he dropped captain Wayne Rooney so he could inject more pace into his Manchester United team for Saturday's 4-1 victory against Leicester City.

24/09/16 18:14

Rampant Manchester United hit four past defending champions Leicester City as Jose Mourinho's decision to drop captain Wayne Rooney to the bench paid off spectacularly.

24/09/16 15:45

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists Wayne Rooney remains a big part of his plans and praised the way his side dominated Leicester in their 4-1 win at Old Trafford.

24/09/16 07:23

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has challenged Wayne Rooney to confound the naysayers after damaging, over-the-top criticism during the international break.

24/09/16 01:56

IAN LADYMAN: Jose Mourinho claims that England captain Wayne Rooney is being worn down by constant criticism of his performances. The United boss says he will only be picked on merit.

23/09/16 22:57

ROB BEASLEY: By the summer of 2013 and Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea, Wayne Rooney had become his sole focus. The Manchester United star had reached a crossroads in his career.

23/09/16 22:31

IAN LADYMAN: It's not like a manager of Manchester United to take criticism lying down. Sir Alex Ferguson tended to take unkind words like a good boxer takes a right to the chin. If get hit, hit harder.

23/09/16 12:02

The 30-year-old captain again came in for criticism for an under-par performance in Manchester United’s 3-1 victory at Northampton in the League Cup. Is it time to stick or twist?

23/09/16 00:00

Wayne Rooney has vowed to shut out the critics and battle hard for Manchester United. The form of the United and England captain has come under scrutiny following the team's recent poor run of results.

22/09/16 12:55

Rooney, who has one goal in seven appearances for Manchester United this season, has been backed by former team-mate and Valencia winger Nani to improve and become the best player at the club.

22/09/16 12:47

JACK GAUGHAN: Phil Neville leapt to the defence of Wayne Rooney by claiming the Manchester United captain should start alongside Marcus Rashford this weekend.

22/09/16 08:18

JACK GAUGHAN AT SIXFIELDS: These have been times of mixed messages for Wayne Rooney, whose past fortnight is up there with the most trying of his career.

20/09/16 11:12

Manchester United have lost three games in a row and already trail rivals City by six points in the title race.  The big-money signings who arrived at Old Trafford in the summer are struggling to gel as a team.  So what now for the red side of Manchester? Our experts Jamie Redknapp, Martin Keown and Chris Sutton pass verdict...

19/09/16 14:44

On Sunday, Pogba was nominally at the base of a 4-2-3-1 formation alongside Fellaini, while Rooney filled the most attacking midfield role. It was a system that didn't work for United.

19/09/16 11:52

Wayne Rooney's poor start to the season continued as Jose Mourinho's side crashed to a third successive defeat in a 3-1 reversal at Watford on Sunday.

18/09/16 07:51

Manchester United players were in high spirits as they made the trip south to Watford on Saturday as they aim to put their two-game losing streak to an end.

15/09/16 20:26

Manchester United's players have taken in the sights in Rotterdam ahead of their Europa League opener against Feyenoord in De Kuip on Thursday night.

15/09/16 12:08

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Jesse Lingard - both of whom were taken off at half time during the Manchester derby defeat last weekend - are also both out of the squad, as is full-back Luke Shaw.

12/09/16 00:36

MARTIN SAMUEL: A goal down to Bournemouth, the frustration was understandable. The West Brom fans sung the name of Tony Pulis — then told him, scatologically, what they thought of his football.

10/09/16 17:34

Bitter rivals Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will resume hostilities for the first time in the Premier League when United host City in this season's first Manchester derby. Follow the action here.

10/09/16 08:43

CHARLES SALE: There has been widespread speculation that Liberty Media’s imminent takeover of F1 would impact on Sky’s live coverage of every grand prix for the next eight years.

09/09/16 13:27

JACK GAUGHAN: Manchester United welcome City to Old Trafford for the crunch Premier League derby. Sportsmail lists a combined XI for Saturday lunchtime's crunch clash.

07/09/16 13:31

Robert McNamara, 24, of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, allegedly tried to break into the £6million home in Prestbury, Cheshire, as the footballer played his testimonial match at Old Trafford.

07/09/16 09:48

MARTIN SAMUEL: There can be only one explanation for Sam Allardyce’s rather bizarre appraisal of Wayne Rooney’s performance against Slovakia on Sunday: he’s new.

07/09/16 00:02

LAURIE WHITWELL: Chris Coleman has followed Sam Allardyce’s approach with Wayne Rooney by giving Gareth Bale licence to roam — but stressed the Real Madrid star does have defensive duties, too.

06/09/16 18:04

Wayne Rooney, Kerry Katona and Sir Elton John were among a host of stars to share pictures of their little ones before embarking upon the school run on Tuesday.

06/09/16 17:38

Rooney, who earned his 116th cap in the World Cup qualifying victory over Slovakia and is closing in on Shilton record of 125 appearances, plans to retire from the national fold in 2018.

05/09/16 15:25

In Sunday's match against Slovakia Rooney started in a withdrawn role and dropped deeper in the second half following the introduction of Dele Alli. 'It's about the team and about us winning,' he said.

05/09/16 11:44

CHRIS SUTTON ON ENGLAND'S ATTACK: Sam Allardyce said after Sunday’s game he can’t tell Wayne Rooney where to play. Allardyce needs to get a grip and tell him to play higher up the field.

05/09/16 11:30

Sam Allardyce has maintained that Wayne Rooney will continue to be given licence to play 'wherever he wants' for England, following Sunday's last-gasp win over Slovakia.

05/09/16 09:13

MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE CITY ARENA: Sam Allardyce knows who he has to thank for this win. Adam Lallana, sure. But, most of all, Martin Skrtel. England were blunt before his sending off.

05/09/16 01:46

SAMI MOKBEL IN TRNAVA: Lallana fired home with virtually the last kick of the game as England got their World Cup qualification campaign up and running with a win.

04/09/16 14:13

Wayne Rooney leveled David Beckham's record of 115 caps in England's humiliating Euro 2016 exit to Iceland, but will pass the 41-year-old when he starts against Slovakia on Sunday.

04/09/16 00:24

Wayne Rooney will become England's most-capped outfield player when he leads the Three Lions out in Slovakia on Sunday - but the achievement could not be further from his mind.

03/09/16 17:59

When Wayne Rooney leads England out to face Slovakia on Sunday he will become the Three Lions' most capped outfield player overtaking David Beckham.

01/09/16 10:15

SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: My heart sank a little when Wayne Rooney announced he would retire from international football in 2018 after the World Cup in Russia.

30/08/16 23:22

Before Wayne Rooney could look forward to his eighth international qualifying campaign — and what he says will be his last — certain issues needed to be addressed.

30/08/16 22:57

Wayne Rooney will retire from international football in 2016 but has revealed he wants to end his career at Manchester United beyond his current deal which ends in 2019.

30/08/16 11:20

Wayne Rooney has led his country for the past two years, but after taking over from Roy Hodgson following Euro 2016 Sam Allardyce initially refused to confirm he would keep the armband.

29/08/16 15:12

Marcus Rashford has not been afforded much game-time by Jose Mourinho but scored a crucial late winner for Manchester United against Hull on the weekend.

28/08/16 23:30

JACK GAUGHAN: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Sam Allardyce made the correct decision to leave Marcus Rashford out of England's senior squad this week.


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