Wayne Rooney has not played a league match for Manchester United since February 13 when his team faced off with Sunderland and sustained a surprising 1-2 defeat against the team that is located in the bottom spots of the Premier League.
The English attacker sustained a knee injury which will be keeping him out of the playing grounds at least until April and this is a huge blow not only for Manchester United but also for the England national football team.
Even though Wayne Rooney did not have the best of seasons, the contributions and performances that he did manage to pull out was enough for him to be voted as England’s Player of the Year for the 4th consecutive year.
Wayne Rooney had a very mixed 2015 as he made a number of impressive performances for his country England as he managed to score his 51th goal at the international stage and broke the previous record of 49 goals which was held by Bobby Charloton of most goals scored for the England national team.
The 30 year old attacker also captained Roy Hodgson’s men to European Championship qualification with an impressive 100% record.
Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos has been linked with a move to Manchester United all summer long as the Premier League wants to secure the services of the Spanish defender who is one of the highest rated players in the world and has consistently been performing at a high level not only for his club but also for his country.
Unfortunately for Manchester United, they will have to search around for another defensive acquisition as Sergio Ramos was named as the new captain of Real Madrid after Iker Casillas announced his tearful farewell from the Santiago Bernabeu.
Ramos has also been included in Rafael Benitez’s team that is performing in Australia as part of the pre-season training. From the looks of it, Ramos will be staying with Real Madrid at least for another season and Manchester United will have to search around for another defender.
Marcelo is the vice-captain of Real Madrid, Pepe is the third captain and lastly, C.Ronaldo is the 4th captain.
The former star of Manchester United and of the England national football team, Bobby Charlton managed to score 49 goals during his playing career for his national side and this is a record which has stayed alive for over40 years but it might be broken within the next few months as Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is edging closer.
Wayne Rooney’s latest goal for England was scored on June 14 of 2015 as he helped his national team in defeating Slovenia during a match which concluded with a final scoreboard of 3-2 as England came out on top and it was Wayne Rooney who scored the last goal of the game.
This goal of Wayne Rooney was his 48th for the English national side and now Rooney is only 1 goal away from reaching Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals and Wayne Rooney knows that he will be able to reach and surpass that record.
Wayne Rooney has admitted that it is very difficult for Manchester United to get over the 2-1 FA Cup defeat against Arsenal.
This ended any hopes of a title this season. It would now marked the second consecutive season in which United have ended without a major trophy.
However, Rooney says that the club should get over this disappointment quickly in order to focus on the top four race. The Red Devils have a crucial match against Tottenham at Old Trafford. Despite being in the sixth spot, Tottenham are still considered as potential top four contenders. This is because they are only three points behind United.
The gap could stretch to six points if United take advantage of their home form and get a victory. Tottenham have been struggling away from home and they have already played a lot of matches due to very involvement in the Europa League and Capital One Cup.