Sep 24, 2016

Manchester United manager Mourinho benches Rooney

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been dropped for the English Premier League game against champion Leicester on Saturday. Rooney was put on the bench by United manager Jose Mourinho, who said Friday that the striker had not been the same player since he ...

Allardyce retains Rooney as captain

Aug 30, 2016

Allardyce retains Rooney as captain

Wayne Rooney will remain as England captain but his midfield experiment with the national team is over, with the Manchester United veteran set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward under new coach Sam Allardyce. “Wayne has been an excellent captain for England ...

Iceland scores epic victory over England in shocker

Jun 28, 2016

Iceland scores epic victory over England in shocker

Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16 on Monday, continuing the astonishing run of the smallest nation at the tournament. England slumped to its most embarrassing loss in a generation ...

Relaxed Rooney no longer carrying burden for England

Jun 24, 2016

Relaxed Rooney no longer carrying burden for England

Wayne Rooney used to go to major tournaments feeling the weight of a nation on his shoulders. “I had to be the one to win us games, to win us tournaments,” the England captain said Thursday, opening up on his run of disappointing showings ...

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Jun 12, 2016

Russia snatches point from England on stormy day at Euro 2016

Russia captain Vasili Berezutski inflicted Euro 2016 heartache on England on Saturday after a day in which fan violence brought new shame on soccer. Gareth Bale’s cannon free kick helped Wales to a 2-1 win over Slovakia in its first match at a European ...