Wayne Rooney - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Wayne Rooney So long, Wayne?: Cup final may be Rooney's last United game MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney could finish his Manchester United career by hoisting a European trophy, surrounded by jubilant teammates and with fireworks exploding around him. Still, it wouldn't be quite the end he would have envisioned after 13 years at the English club. Rooney is set to be a substitute for United on Wednesd... Tue, 23 May 2017 10:33:00 GMT 2017-05-23T10:33:00Z Big decisions for players, coaches in EPL offseason LONDON (AP) — Few will be able to choreograph their farewells like Chelsea captain John Terry. Many players and managers in the English Premier League are in for messier departures in the close season. Nowhere in the league is there more uncertainty than at Arsenal, a club at a crossroads and out of the Champions League for the first time in two decades. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 15:38:00 GMT 2017-05-22T15:38:00Z Youthful Man United side beats Palace 2-0 in last EPL game MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United gave four players their first Premier League starts and a youthful team beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on the final day of the season on Sunday. One of the debutants — Josh Harrop — scored the opening goal in the 15th minute and Paul Pogba added the second in the 19th as United signed off its league campaign with a win before playing in ... Sun, 21 May 2017 16:31:00 GMT 2017-05-21T16:31:00Z Wenger gives little away as Arsenal faces top-4 exclusion LONDON (AP) — If Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is troubled about his future, he's not showing it. Approaching Sunday's Premier League season finale against Everton, which could determine whether Arsenal will play in the Champions League next season, Wenger again gave little away. Wenger's contract is up at the end of the season, so this... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:31:00 GMT 2017-05-19T15:31:00Z Romero stars for Man United in 0-0 draw at Southampton SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Sergio Romero showed Manchester United will be in safe hands in the Europa League final by saving an early penalty and producing many other great stops in a 0-0 draw at Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday. Filling in for the rested David de Gea, the Argentina goalkeeper tipped aside Manolo Gabbiadini's sixth-minute s... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:43:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:43:00Z Spurs beats Man United in stadium finale to secure 2nd spot LONDON (AP) — Tottenham signed out of White Hart Lane, and Hull left the Premier League. Sunday's results meant there's only Champions League qualification at stake entering the final week of the season. Tottenham locked down second place by beating Manchester United 2-1 in its final game before leaving its north London home of 118 year... Sun, 14 May 2017 23:08:00 GMT 2017-05-14T23:08:00Z Spurs beat Man United to finish 2nd in Premier League LONDON (AP) — With the concrete shell of the new stadium rising to his right, Harry Kane stretched out his right boot and flicked the ball into the net. The striker, who grew up supporting Tottenham, scored the north London club's final goal in White Hart Lane's 118-year history. A 2-1 victory over Manchester United was the perfect send... Sun, 14 May 2017 20:46:00 GMT 2017-05-14T20:46:00Z Mourinho: Europa semi is United's 'most important' match MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described the second leg of his team's Europa League semifinal against Celta Vigo on Thursday as "the most important match of our history." United, a three-time European champion and 20-time English champion, leads 1-0 from the first leg in Spain last week. The winner of the Europa Lea... Wed, 10 May 2017 18:55:00 GMT 2017-05-10T18:55:00Z Chelsea keeps Tottenham 4 points behind in title pursuit LONDON (AP) — Chelsea passed the toughest test of the title run-in to keep Tottenham at arm's length. Antonio Conte's side took 66 minutes to break through Everton's resistance on Sunday before winning 3-0 to remain four points ahead of Tottenham. Even if Tottenham cannot overhaul Chelsea in the final four games to win the title for the... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-04-30T21:08:00Z United goes club-record 25 games unbeaten but draw is costly MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Gylfi Sigurdsson's free kick dented Manchester United's Champions League hopes as Swansea drew 1-1 Sunday at Old Trafford to enhance its Premier League survival bid. It was a deflating way for fifth-placed United to set a club record unbeaten streak: 25 matches dating back to Oct. 23. A more important statistic is the 14 league games they have draw... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:32:00 GMT 2017-04-30T14:32:00Z Grueling season taking its toll on injury-hit Man United MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With Manchester United ravaged by a mix of injury and suspension, coach Jose Mourinho is contemplating an extreme idea as his side looks to navigate two competitions at the end of a grueling season. "I'm also training hard in the gym," he said, breaking out into a smile, "so I can be an option." Except United's list of absentees... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:30:00 GMT 2017-04-28T14:30:00Z Guardiola's 1st season at Man City to end without a trophy Pep Guardiola's first season in English soccer with Manchester City will end without a trophy. He's even facing a battle just to qualify for the Champions League. Alexis Sanchez's extra-time goal earned Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. While Arsenal can ... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:59:00 GMT 2017-04-23T17:59:00Z Martial, Rooney leads United to 2-0 win at Burnley in EPL BURNLEY, England (AP) — Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney made the most of rare starts by scoring first-half goals in Manchester United's 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday, lifting the team to within a point of the Champions League qualification positions. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic injured and Marcus Rashford rested, Martial started as the c... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:20:00 GMT 2017-04-23T15:20:00Z Mourinho relying on Rooney amid United's injury crisis MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney could be thrown into action sooner than planned by Manchester United to solve a growing injury crisis that has left manager Jose Mourinho to warn: "We're in trouble." Rooney has played just twice in 2 1/2 months due to injury niggles — the latest being an ankle problem — and the fact he has dropped down the pecking ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:12:00 GMT 2017-04-21T13:12:00Z Spain relying on Celta Vigo to keep up Europa League success The UEFA Cup and Europa League trophies have virtually taken up permanent residence in Spain for the past 13 years. It's down to Celta Vigo to continue the tradition. The side from the northwest corner of Spain is the country's only representative in the Europa League quarterfinals, which start Thursday. Celta has mat... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:42:00 GMT 2017-04-12T16:42:00Z World Cup qualifying in Europe: State of play in groups LONDON (AP) — As World Cup qualifying reaches the midway point in Europe, The Associated Press looks at the state of the groups. The winners qualify automatically while the second-place teams go into playoffs. GROUP A France coach Didier Deschamps will be without the world's most expensive player against Luxembourg. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:18:00 GMT 2017-03-23T16:18:00Z 34-year-old Jermain Defoe recalled to England squad LONDON (AP) — Jermain Defoe was recalled to the England squad at the age of 34 on Thursday, more than three years after last playing for the national team. The Sunderland striker is among 26 players selected for England's upcoming matches after captain Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane were ruled out because of injury. Defoe... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:09:00 GMT 2017-03-16T15:09:00Z Ibrahimovic will 'stop on top' but is coy on United future LONDON (AP) — Ever the showman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems to be reveling in maintaining the suspense. Why accept a one-year contract extension from Manchester United now when you can sustain the ambiguity and add to the mystique? "Let's see what happens," Ibrahimovic said after his free kick and header helped United win the League Cup on... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:36:00 GMT 2017-02-27T12:36:00Z After cup win, Mourinho hopes Ibrahimovic stays at United LONDON (AP) — Six months into their first seasons at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have collected their first winners' medals. Just how long this partnership of serial winners endures at United remains uncertain. There's little doubt Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic to commit to staying at United into next season, es... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:31:00 GMT 2017-02-26T21:31:00Z Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double wins League Cup for Man United LONDON (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic powered in a late header to win the League Cup for Manchester United on Sunday, sealing a 3-2 victory over Southampton after a two-goal lead was thrown away by Jose Mourinho's side. It was Ibrahimovic's second goal in the final after putting United ahead from a free kick, taking the 35-year-old Swede's tally to 26 goals in... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:07:00 GMT 2017-02-26T20:07:00Z Rooney says he's staying at Man United MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is going nowhere, for the time being at least. In a statement addressing his future amid interest from Chinese Super League clubs, Rooney said on Thursday he wanted to help United in its fight for trophies this season. "It's an exciting time at the club,"... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:25:00 GMT 2017-02-23T18:25:00Z Mourinho predicts 'trouble' as United faces fixture pile-up MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho expressed his concern about the potential schedule logjam facing Manchester United in the final months of the season, saying Wednesday it poses the team "many, many, many problems." United is still involved in four competitions — the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Europa League and the League Cup. "If we progress ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:19:00 GMT 2017-02-15T17:19:00Z Former Chelsea, England midfielder Lampard retires at 38 Frank Lampard retired from soccer on Thursday, ending a 21-year career in which he won every major honor at club level with Chelsea and established himself as the Premier League's highest-scoring midfielder. Renowned for his professionalism, work rate and the timing of his runs into the penalty box, the 38-year-old Lampard will go down as one of the great... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:57:00 GMT 2017-02-02T12:57:00Z Quiet deadline day for top EPL teams, busier for strugglers LONDON (AP) — While the Premier League's top teams were quiet on a low-key final day of Europe's winter transfer window, Hull and Crystal Palace were busy Tuesday in late bids for survival. There were no incomings at the top four teams in the league — Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool — who were all playing games on Tuesday night. With 14 of the league's 20 teams in ... Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:26:00 GMT 2017-02-01T01:26:00Z Rooney sets Man United scoring record; Man City, Spurs draw MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Deep into stoppage time with Manchester United facing defeat, Wayne Rooney bent a free kick high over the defense and into the Stoke goal. A point was salvaged for United but the moment carried a far greater significance. It was Rooney's 250th goal for United — a record breaker. Rooney's long wait to overhaul ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:11:00 GMT 2017-01-21T23:11:00Z Rooney becomes Man United's record scorer with 250th goal MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It was a moment of drama and pride for Wayne Rooney but one tinged with disappointment for Bobby Charlton. Rooney overhauled Charlton on Saturday to become Manchester United's record scorer, coming off the bench to net his landmark 250th goal in stoppage time at Stoke to clinch a 1-1 draw in the Premier League. ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:16:00 GMT 2017-01-21T18:16:00Z Rooney salvages point for United with club record 250th goal STOKE, England (AP) — After the long wait to break Manchester United's scoring record, Wayne Rooney ensured the landmark 250th goal was still dramatic. The United captain bent in a free kick in stoppage time at Stoke to salvage a 1-1 draw on Saturday in the Premier League and move clear of Bobby Charlton at the top of the club's all-time scoring leaderboard. ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:38:00 GMT 2017-01-21T17:38:00Z Ibrahimovic's late goal earns United 1-1 draw vs Liverpool MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic compensated for Paul Pogba's moment of recklessness by scoring Manchester United's late equalizer in a 1-1 draw against fierce rival Liverpool, a result that damaged both teams' Premier League title chances on Sunday. Ibrahimovic maintained his hot streak with a glancing header in off the crossbar in the 84th ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:10:00 GMT 2017-01-15T20:10:00Z Mata, Fellaini put Man United on course for League Cup final MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United closed in on the final of the English League Cup by beating injury-hit Hull 2-0 in the first leg of their semifinal thanks to second-half goals by Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini on Tuesday. Mata put United on course for a ninth straight win in all competitions by tapping home from close range in the 56th minut... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:00:00 GMT 2017-01-10T23:00:00Z Jose Mourinho to face the 'new Mourinho' in League Cup LONDON (AP) — Jose Mourinho is preparing to face the man who has been dubbed the "new Jose Mourinho." The Manchester United manager will lead his team against Hull on Tuesday in the first leg of the League Cup semifinals. Hull is coached by Marco Silva, a Portuguese manager who has drawn comparisons with Mourinho. "I'm Marco Silva only,... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:02:00 GMT 2017-01-09T16:02:00Z