Republik Of Mancunia Archives for January 2017

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for ESPN about the importance of Phil Jones staying fit.

The Mirror looks at which United youngsters are staying and which might be going.

The Independent reports on confirmation that Griezmann had been set to join United before Atletico's transfer ban.

Sports Witness looks at Lindelof's opinion on the differences between United and Benfica.

Herrera was screaming and helping players from the bench

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Something that shows how much stronger Manchester United's squad is this season is the fact Ander Herrera can barely get a look in. In the opening three games of the season, Herrera has played just five minutes of football, which came in our 4-0 away win against Swansea.

Last season, Herrera proved himself to be one of United's most important players, but the arrival of Nemanja Matic and the competition for places further ahead on the pitch has meant that Herrera has been unable to get in to the team.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Leicester 

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Zlatan: My children know my United chant

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic re-signed for Manchester United this week although won't be able to play until after the New Year.

Speaking about the club, Ibrahimovic claims he always knew that United was a big club but just didn't realise how big it is until playing for us.

Wherever you go, you see a fan.

Ronaldo: Rashford has the potential to replace me as Europe’s best

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Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Player of the Year after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid again last season.

He was asked who he believed would inherit his thrown one day. Among a list of very high profile names, Ronaldo also named Marcus Rashford.

A very good question.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for Paddy Power about the battle between Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

The Guardian analyses the group stage draw.

The Mirror reports on how Matic has helped Pogba.

The Independent previews our game against Leicester.

Mourinho’s press conference – Zlat’s back, reasons for Mkhitaryan and Martial’s success, CL group is tricky

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Good news about Zlatan. Can you explain why now? Are you hoping he will be available for the Champions League?

He will not be ready for the group phase of the Champions League. I don't think there will be any chance of that.

Do we have space in the Champions League list to have him?

STATS: United vs Leicester preview

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Pogba wins Europa League Player of the Year

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Paul Pogba has been named the Europa League player of the year for the 2016-17 season.

As well as scoring in the final, Pogba played in all 15 games and scored a further two goals to help get Manchester United to Stockholm.

This is the first time the award has been given out and Pogba spoke of his gratitude.

Manchester United’s Champions League group

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Benfica

Manchester United

“Other teams wanted some Ibra-kadabra but I wanted United”

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he turned down offers from other clubs to return to Manchester United. Speaking to ESPN, Ibrahimovic has revealed the reasons behind his decision.

There were a couple of teams reaching out, wanting Ibra-kadabra in their team, but I had such a great year with United, we had a great year, we won 3 trophies.

Zlatan: I let Lukaku have no.9 and I upgraded to no.10

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When Romelu Lukaku signed for Manchester United, he revealed that he had asked Zlatan Ibrahimovic's permission to wear the no.9 shirt. Given the Swede was no longer on United's books, this showed the respect Lukaku had asking for Zlatan's old shirt number.

Ibrahimovic has told ESPN he's happy that Lukaku has signed as it means that United are stronger, despite Wayne Rooney's departure.

Zlatan: I’m back to finish what I started

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Following his miraculous quick return from the potentially career ending injury he suffered in April, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a one year contract with Manchester United.

After helping United win the EFL Cup and Europa League last season, he can't wait to return to action and help the club with further success.

RoM Reads

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Scott wrote for Paddy Power about the amazing team spirt at United this season.

Scott wrote for ESPN about how Rashford must accept a wide role for now.

Scott wrote for IBFootball about the importance of Paul Pogba this season.

The Guardian discusses Wayne Rooney's England legacy.

Would an openly gay footballer be respected?

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According to the Office of National Statistics, 2% of the male population in the UK say they are gay or bi-sexual. If you were to apply that to the 700 or so squad players there are in the Premier League, that would work out at roughly 14 players.Officially, none are gay or bi-sexual though.

Paul Pogba attended the launch of UEFA's RESPECT initiative this week which aims to promote diversity, fan culture and accessibility for everyone in football.

Rooney: The red half of Manchester will have enjoyed that!

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Wayne Rooney scored for Everton tonight in their 1-1 draw with Manchester City. After the game, he was interviewed by Gary Neville, who asked him how sweet was it to score at the Etihad?

"What? Again?" Rooney replied cheekily. After all, nobody has scored more goals in the Manchester derby than him.

PICTURE: Mourinho attends City game

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Manchester City hosted Everton this evening at the Etihad. Jose Mourinho attended the game with our Everton game, in a few weeks time, in mind.

Wayne Rooney started the game and his every touch was booed by the home fans.

Powerful Pogba and unintelligent Lukaku

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There hasn't been awful lot of excitement in this summer's transfer window but there has been the odd story that has caught people's attention. It appeared as though Romelu Lukaku was heading to Chelsea and Alvaro Morata to Manchester United, but the Belgian striker snubbed his former team to be re-united with Jose Mourinho, leaving the Spaniard movingto Stamford Bridge.

Everton defender: I learnt so much from Rio at United

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Michael Keane is a lifelong Manchester United fan and has been going to Old Trafford with his season-ticket holding dad since he was a child. He joined the club when he was 11 but was surprisingly sold by Louis van Gaal. The young defender clearly had lots of potential but was never given the opportunity to prove that at United.

Rashford needs to learn to love jeering fans

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Marcus Rashford was booed from the first minute in Manchester United's 4-0 win over Swansea, much to the confusion of our fans. How could anyone not like Rashford?!

Well, Rashford was guilty of a dive in our 1-1 draw against Swansea last season. We might have forgotten it but the Swansea fans clearly hadn't.

Mourinho has spoken to Martial about his future at United

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There were rumours this summer that Anthony Martial was going to leave the club on loan or transferred following a disappointing season for Jose Mourinho.

However, our manager has revealed that he has spoken to the Frenchman about his future and he won't be going anywhere. Mourinho has revealed that Martial is working hard and has a bright future with the club.

Matic: Playing for United is special and I’m happy to be here

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Nemanja Matic has settled in to life at Manchester United incredibly well following his transfer from Chelsea. He has acknowledged that playing for United brings about pressure, but that is no different to how anyone feels playing in the Premier League.

In football, there is always pressure.

VIDEO: Zlatan kickboxing ahead of signing United deal

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Reports this weekend suggest that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to be unveiled as a Manchester United player, again. The Swede suffered what could have been a career ending injury in April when he did his meniscus and cruciate injury. Eyebrows were raised when this injury was confirmed given that Ibrahimovic didn't even require a stretcher to leave the field.

Keane reveals the real reason behind him leaving United

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Roy Keane left Manchester United in November 2005 after airing his frustrations over our performance in the 4-1 defeat away to Middlesbrough. Keane didn't bite his tongue when going through the players and highlighting their mistakes. He criticised Edwin Van der Sar for letting in Gaizka Mendieta's attempt, claiming it was "saveable".

Rival managers explain why they sell us top players

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Nemanja Matic has made a great start to life at Manchester United. Chelsea fans must be wondering why on earth their club sanctioned the transfer, given how much the Serbian has clearly improved United's performances this season.

However, he isn't the first player to join us from a rival club.

Keane: I enjoyed every minute at United

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Many Manchester United fans would claim that Roy Keane is the greatest captain the club has ever had. His end to the time at the club left a sour taste in the mouth but his name is still sung regularly at Old Trafford, reflecting how fondly the fans felt and still feel towards him.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader, Keane has spoken about his time at United and his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Mourinho: Martial is working hard and it’s paying off

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Anthony Martial came off the bench for the second time to score a goal, as Manchester United beat Swansea 4-0. He also played a vital role in the lead up to Romelu Lukaku's goal too.

Martial had been linked with a move away from the club over the summer but Jose Mourinho has made it clear that the Frenchman is going nowhere.

VIDEO: Bailly, Lukaku, Pogba and Martial’s goals vs Swansea

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Former Liverpool boss: Ferguson is the beacon for every manager

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Former Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, has discussed the impact that Sir Alex Ferguson has had on his career. Rodgers, who now manages Celtic, nearly won the title with Liverpool in 2014. Their fans turned up at Anfield with flares and flags, chanting "we're going to win the league". It wasn't to be.

STATS: Swansea vs United preview

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Swansea vs United

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De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku.

Subs: Romero, Lindelof, Smalling, Fellaini, Herrera, Lingard, Martial.




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Mourinho: I know Martial will be a better player this season

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Ahead of Saturday's game against Swansea, Jose Mourinho has spoken of his hopes for Anthony Martial in the season ahead. The Frenchman made a 10 minute cameo on the opening day of the season where he scored one and assisted another. The manager predicts this is a sign of what is to come for Martial in this campaign.

Perisic set to follow in Griezmann’s footsteps

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Reports from Italy this evening have claimed that Ivan Perisic, a player linked strongly with Manchester United all summer, is set to sign a new £90,000-a-week contract with Inter Milan.

Perisic scored 11 and assisted 11 goals in 36 appearances last season. His crossing ability made him a key target for Jose Mourinho following the capture of Romelu Lukaku, with the hope the Croatian could boost our striker's goal tally.

Matic: Manchester United definitely a bigger club than Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho claimed the only reason why Manchester United were able to sign Nemanja Matic is because the player was so keen to join the club. Chelsea, for whatever reason, were prepared to sell him and Mourinho couldn't believe his luck.

Matic has revealed that Mourinho played a key role in convincing him that United was the club for him but he also couldn't turn down the opportunity to play

He was very important for me.

Smalling: Everyone in our dressing room gets along… unlike other clubs

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On the back of a season which saw Manchester United win two trophies and qualify for the Champions League, Chris Smalling has hailed the spirit of the dressing room.

While rifts may appear in squads at other clubs, Smalling has spoken of his gratitude that he plays for a club where everyone gets along.

Mourinho: Shaw and Young are both on their way back

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Ahead of Saturday's game against Swansea, Jose Mourinho has revealed that there aren't any new injuries, and that Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are on their way back to fitness.

The Under-23s play against Swansea City on Monday and both players are set to feature.

Everybody is fine.

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Scott wrote for Paddy Power about Jonny Evans' potential return to City.

The Telegraphinterviews Eric Bailly.

The Guardian reports on Bolt pulling out of the legends game.

The Mirror reports on Mats Hummels joining Juan Mata in giving 1% of his earnings to charity.

The Independentdiscusses Mourinho's plans to bring Ibrahimovic back as a coach.

Matic: I knew United supporters were amazing when I was at Chelsea

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Nemanja Matic put in a Man of the Match performance on his debut against West Ham last weekend. One of the obvious highlights of his display was seeing the benefits to Paul Pogba's game, who also finished the 90 minutes with a goal.

Matic has acknowledged that the two play well together and that they are prepared to fight for each other on the pitch.

LIVE BLOG: Mourinho’s press conference

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Martial: I’m dreaming of winning the title

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Anthony Martial has had a brilliant start to the Premier League season after coming on for the final 10 minutes of the opening game against West Ham. He scored one and assisted another for teammate Paul Pogba.

Martial says he is aiming to play as much as possible this season, making 42 appearances in the last campaign but largely as a sub, but his main priority is winning the title.

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Scott has written for IBFootball about Romelu Lukaku's impressive start to life at United.

The Guardian discusses how we've strengthened ourselves while weakening Chelsea.

The Telegraph reports on United's opposition to closing the transfer window early.

BBC Sport reports on the rejected £18m bid for Jonny Evans.

Are Manchester United ready to dominate football again?

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Glory, Glory Man United?

Last season Manchester United won the Community Shield, the League Cup and the Europa League to the delight of Jose Mourinho and United fans. However not so long ago a season like this would have been ‘beneath' United fans, and referred to as a ‘Scouse Treble'.

EXCLUSIVE SCHOLES INTERVIEW: “I loved playing for this club and the fans still singing my name feels special”

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RoM is pleased to announce that the season preview has raised over £1200 for Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre.

The preview included an exclusive interview with Paul Scholes where he discussed returning to the club as a coach when Ryan Giggs was interim manager, Fergie's hairdryer treatment and whether the crowd ever influenced him to shoot from distance.

Pogba: I’m happy to be back at United

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Paul Pogba put in a great display on the opening day of the Premier League season as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0. He even claimed a goal for himself, liberated by Man of the Match Nemanja Matic.

The United midfielder, who re-signed for the club last summer, has talked about his happiness to be back and his expectations for the season ahead.

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Scott writes for Paddy Power about the changes that Jose Mourinho is overseeing at United.

Scott writes for ESPN about Anthony Martial earning his place in Mourinho's good books.

The Mirror reports on claims that Perisic wants to stay at Inter Milan.

The Independent has sung the praises of Nemanja Matic.

Matic: I feel like I’ll be at United for a long time

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Nemanja Matic put in a Man of the Match performance on his debut as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0. Chelsea fans were dismissive of Matic's ability but if this is the midfielder past his best, it's hard to imagine how impressive he was at his peak.

Matic has hailed the impact his teammates have had on helping him settle at the club and believes he has a long future ahead a Old Trafford.

LIVE BLOG: Manchester United vs West Ham United

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs West Ham

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De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind; Matic, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku.

Subs: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Fellaini, Herrera, Lingard, Martial.




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Scott has written for Paddy Power about our three most important players next season.

Scott has written for IBFootball about the importance of Nemanja Matic.

The Mirror reports on our talks to bring Zlatan back.

The Guardian talks to Chicharito about his return to playing at Old Trafford this weekend.

Three things for United supporters to look forward to this season

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The rise and rise of Marcus Rashford
Manchester United have inevitably been linked to Monaco's Kylian Mbappe this summer, but ask yourself why would they spend in excess of £100 million on the French striker, when they can already boast a player just as good?

There is no better young striker in world football than Marcus Rashford, and he cost the club absolutely nothing.

Mourinho: I’ve never liked players as much as I like United’s

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Following the disappointing yet respectable 2-1 defeat against Real Madrid in the Super Cup final, Jose Mourinho has claimed this current group of players is his favourite of any he's managed.

We deserve the rest tomorrow and on Thursday we will start, we go for it with everything.

LIVE BLOG: United vs Real Madrid

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Real Madrid

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Mourinho: United will always be a giant

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Ahead of the Super Cup final between Manchester United and Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho has claimed his team are a footballing giant but they need to assert themselves again to measure up with the club's history.

The club will always be a giant but our job is to try to bring the football team back to that stature.

Mourinho reveals hugely disappointing TFM news

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Jose Mourinho gave limited playing time to academy players last season and Manchester United fans hoped he would be more willing to play them in the season ahead.

While Andreas Pereira looks to have done enough in the pre-season to find himself included in Mourinho's plans, it looks as though Tim Fosu-Mensah is about to leave the club on loan.

Mourinho: I’ll be waiting for Bale

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Ahead of the Super Cup final against Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he would be interested in bringing Gareth Bale to Manchester United if he becomes available.

The press have claimed that Bale is surplus to requirements at Real as they look to sign wantaway Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.

Manchester United adding strength and quality to cover past weaknesses

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Man Utd's signing of Nemanja Matic is certainly likely to make the Red Devils stronger defensively and give creative players more time to wreak havoc. But it also had another consequence: the arrival of the 6ft 4ins Serb has made Man Utd the tallest team in the top six. Could this play a factor in propelling them back to the top of the table?

Nothing short of a Premier League title challenge acceptable for Manchester United

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The 2017-18 Premier League season is less than a week away from starting, with Manchester United fans rightly looking towards the new campaign with a feeling of optimism.

Jose Mourinho's men did what was required of them last term, winning two cup competitions and booking a place in the Champions League in the process.

Special Juan launches project to donate his “obscene” salary to charity

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"Who's the greatest player in the Premier League? It's you Juan, Juan, Juan, it's you Juan, Juan," Manchester United fans sing about our no.8, Mata.

Today he has taken our affection to the next level by starting a project that will see him donate a percentage of his wage to charity.

The organisation is called "Common Goal" and he will be one of 10 players to donate part of his salary.

Top journalists rate Mourinho’s first season

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Ahead of the 2017-18 season, I spoke to a few of the country's top journalists, including Daniel Taylor, Henry Winter, Oliver Holt, Oliver Kay, James Ducker, Mike Keegan and Mark Ogden. They gave their views on the season ahead, who we should sell and buy, and what would constitute a successful season.

Matic – the glue that holds the team together

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"Why put another layer of gold paint on the Bentley when you are losing the entire engine?" Zidane on losing Makélélé

For the second time in four years, Roman Abramovich has let the icy façade drop and rewarded one of Chelsea's long-serving senior players for their service by packing them on a private jet and sending them up north to Manchester.

CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Sampdoria – Matic starts

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United seriously considering Tinder as sleeve sponsor

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There were reports last week that Manchester United were considering dating app Tinder as a sponsor. Our players would wear shirts with the Tinder logo on the sleeves of their shirt.

The depths the club is prepare to sink to in order for some cash seems to have no limit, with Tinder confirming they are in talks with United.

Matic: Hopefully United fans will sing Vidic’s song about me!

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Nemanja Matic has large boots to fill if he's going to emulate the career that fellow Serb, Nemanja Vidic, enjoyed at Manchester United.

Vidic was a hugely popular figure at United and left the club as captain in 2014.

Matic has spoken about his compatriot and is pleased to be at the same club Vidic played for.

Matic: Easy decision to leave Chelsea for United 

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Following his transfer on a three-year deal from Chelsea to Manchester United, Nemanja has insisted the decision to move was an easy one for him.

I feel great. Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I am very happy because I am now part of this great club, part of this great group.

Top 5 Wayne Rooney Memories

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For the first time in thirteen years, Wayne Rooney won't be starting a Premier League season as a Manchester United player. Whatever your feelings on a player affectionately dubbed the White Pele, there's no denying his impact on aclub that he joined in 2004. He won all there was to win, became top scorer and captain for both United and England and will likely now end his illustrious playing career back at his boyhood club.