Now Rooney must provide more than hard work

Wayne Rooney, David Moyes

When Wayne Rooney executed a full-blooded tackle on Ramires near his own corner flag during Manchester United’s recent draw with Chelsea Old Trafford rose to its feet in appreciation. It was about the most exciting thing that happened during a game that said much about Jose Mourinho’s negativity and, potentially, offered a glimpse at David Moyes’s […]

Ferguson’s final gift

Adnan Januzaj

There was nothing on when Jesse Lingard picked up the ball 30 yards from goal. No red shirts in sight, just plenty of blue, closing in. What happened next was a mixture of the fearlessness of youth combined with individual skill. A look up, a shimmy, a drag back, and then Lingard shifted his weight to wrap […]

Time to think again about United

Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney

Popular opinion has it that the current Manchester United side is one of the worst that Sir Alex Ferguson has assembled in the Premier League era; it’s a criticism repeated often throughout the season. Think back to the late goals conceded against Fulham and Everton early in the season, or the draw at home to […]

United could progress without hat-trick hero Wayne Rooney: here’s why

66 seconds.  That was how long it took for Wayne Rooney to give Manchester United the lead in Munich almost exactly a year ago today.  It was his 34th goal of the season, and it came at a time when United was chasing success in the Premier and Champions Leagues, and there was genuine optimism […]