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United - A Rooney Goal Drought?

There was a time, not too far back, when Wayne Rooney, wearing a United shirt, couldn`t stop scoring.

In fact, only a few niggling injuries saw his finally succumb to the challenge of Didier Drogba for the Golden Boot!

But, at international level, Wayne hasn`t enjoyed such a goal fest. If we look back through the records it`s September 9th 2009 that Wayne last scored for England, or converting that into a statistic, the striker who carries a nations hopes on his shoulders has only scored in 1 of his last 7 internationals.

Wayne does have a chance to rectify matters in the forthcoming friendly against Japan but does his current international drought faze him?

Apparently not!

Speaking after the 3-1 triumph over Mexico, Wayne had this to say,

"Of course I`d like to score but that`s the way it is. If it doesn`t happen, I`m glad it`s in a friendly and not in the World Cup."

"Hopefully I`m saving them up for then, I don`t feel pressure, I try and give my all."


A brace in that crucial first game against the USA would go down a treat Wayne!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 26 2010

Time: 5:00PM

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A few more games and I feel he will be ready.He just has to get over these little injuries that he has picked up.So by the time the main matches at the WC start,he should be fully ready.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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26/05/2010 17:36:00

Spurs fan here, I'd like to say that Rooney having a "goal drought" doesn't bother me one bit. Whether he scores or not is almost irrelevant to his performance at times because he does so much work for the team. He's a great professional and with or without goals we miss him greatly from the England side when he doesn't play. I might get slated by other fans for speaking so highly of him (he plays for United, so it's not fashionable to praise players from your side), but for me after the World Cup is done and dusted there is only one player I'd have as captain, and that's Rooney.
bernio3000
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26/05/2010 17:50:00

nice post bernio3000 - some decent points
Red Boy
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26/05/2010 19:22:00

bernio3000, agree with you completely! It's his contribution and influence on the game in general that makes so much more valuable than a CF. His goals have often come in bursts, the last of which was pretty sustained and fruitful one, Hope he hits the same form soon!
elvido
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26/05/2010 19:22:00

Does this really surprise any of us? Before this season we all knew Rooney's goal scoring record was really on and off but it isn't him scoring goals that makes him a great player, it's, as bernio stated, his overall work rate and contribution. So him scoring goals on a consistent basis is just a bonus to an already amazing player. bernio i really do doubt that you would get stick for applauding Rooney's obvious talents only a true idiot would deny Wayne the amazing talent he is.
TheFamousNo7
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26/05/2010 20:55:00

Hear, hear, Bernio. Rooney has enough about him to be a major threat and with most of the English players coming to form, in their best ever seasons or their last World Cup there's enough talent to cause damage. I think it will take individuals rather than team football (which we haven't had since Scholes left the fold) to win matches. At least we won't only be relying on a Beckham set piece ;)
melloSPUR
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26/05/2010 22:14:00

 

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