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Congratulations, Wayne Rooney!

Wayne Rooney scored the 100th and 101st goals for United today. Which, considering he'll turn 24 in October, is a remarkable achievement. Sir Alex was quick to praise him after his brace contributed to the 5-0 massacre of Wigan.

"It is a great achievement and he is only a young lad.

"Some players have been at the club for many years and not reached that total yet. It will do him a world of good.

"Strikers have to score - that is their mantra. If they are not scoring they think the world is at an end.

"When they are scoring they think they will never finish scoring. But that is what they are."


Rooney's never been a great goalscorer, we cannot deny that - but it could still change, he could become one. He's got three league goals to his name already and we must hope that he'll be more consistent than in previous seasons, now that he'll play in his favourite position and won't be shunted out to the flanks because of Ronaldo.

And still, even the inconsistent Rooney, the Rooney who all too often played on the flanks, who did too much work all over the pitch instead of focussing on his main duty, could reach 100 goals. If he settles into being the main man in attack - well, who knows what he'll be capable of. In the meantime: congratulations Wayne!




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 22 2009

Time: 7:07PM

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People will and have laughed at me, but I honestly believe that if Rooney can stay injury free, not get banned for any lengthy period and play in his proper position all season, he'll score 25 goals in the league and lead england to the world cup final.
tuscan3000
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22/08/2009 22:24:00

i back you on this tuscan i felt the same way for sometime....i could see being the main man will bring the best of him as it did with ronaldo....i could see him even surpassing the 25 goals....rooney has great potential
ibrahiy
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22/08/2009 23:21:00

England need him to become a centre forward, so it's really very good for England he'll be playing up front a lot more this season. On a side note, Louis Saha is back to the striker you thought you'd signed. 6 in his last 5 games for Everton, he's banging them in right now.
EvertonMike
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23/08/2009 00:31:00

good for u we all knew he is talented...just didn't know if he could stay fit long enough to show it
ibrahiy
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23/08/2009 01:55:00

I don't know whether rooney can lead England to the world cup final but at this rate he can surely score 25 goals.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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23/08/2009 09:42:00

well done rooney , rooney has great potential
Kimbo
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23/08/2009 12:12:00

My belief entirely tuscan3000 - i really think that this will be a massive season for Rooney. On the being banned too, he only tends to lose his cool if United aren't doing well or if he feels unfairly treated. Which hopefully, if he stays upfront and he and United are playing well will be few and far between.
Man utd champions
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24/08/2009 09:45:00

My belief entirely tuscan3000 - i really think that this will be a massive season for Rooney. On the being banned too, he only tends to lose his cool if United aren't doing well or if he feels unfairly treated. Which hopefully, if he stays upfront and he and United are playing well will be few and far between. well done rooney , rooney has great potential
Patrick United
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24/08/2009 20:01:00

 

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