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Rooney in focus as China transfer window opens

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Shanghai (AFP) – Some of football’s biggest names remain linked with a move to China but a 100 percent tax on transfer fees looks likely to hit spending when the country’s transfer window opens on Monday.

Wayne Rooney, Diego Costa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are among the stars rumoured to be considering big-money moves to the Chinese Super League (CSL), which has been smashing spending records in recent seasons.

Southgate confronts ghosts in England machine

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London (AFP) – By dropping Wayne Rooney and dragging his players out of their comfort zones, England manager Gareth Southgate has attempted to draw a line beneath the team’s calamitous 2016 and propel them to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Humiliated by Iceland at Euro 2016, England then saw Sam Allardyce, Roy Hodgson’s successor as manager, farcically brought down by a newspaper sting after just one game in charge.

Southgate confronts ghosts in England machine

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London (AFP) – By dropping Wayne Rooney and dragging his players out of their comfort zones, England manager Gareth Southgate has attempted to draw a line beneath the team’s calamitous 2016 and propel them to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Humiliated by Iceland at Euro 2016, England then saw Sam Allardyce, Roy Hodgson’s successor as manager, farcically brought down by a newspaper sting after just one game in charge.

Kane to captain England against Scotland

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will captain England in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow, manager Gareth Southgate announced on Friday.

With Wayne Rooney having again been overlooked, England do not currently have a permanent captain and Southgate said Kane, 23, would wear the armband at Hampden Park.

Kane to captain England against Scotland

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will captain England in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow, manager Gareth Southgate announced on Friday.

With Wayne Rooney having again been overlooked, England do not currently have a permanent captain and Southgate said Kane, 23, would wear the armband at Hampden Park.

Kane to captain England football against Scotland

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will captain England in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow, manager Gareth Southgate announced on Friday.

With Wayne Rooney having again been overlooked, England do not currently have a permanent captain and Southgate said Kane, 23, would wear the armband at Hampden Park.

Spurs striker Harry Kane ready for England captaincy

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he is ready to succeed Wayne Rooney as England’s long-term captain.

England manager Gareth Southgate has eased Manchester United forward Rooney, 31, out of the picture and says he will decide who captains his side on a match-by-match basis.

Spurs striker Harry Kane ready for England captaincy

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane says he is ready to succeed Wayne Rooney as England’s long-term captain.

England manager Gareth Southgate has eased Manchester United forward Rooney, 31, out of the picture and says he will decide who captains his side on a match-by-match basis.

Rooney left out of England squad in latest blow

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London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney’s international career looks over after England’s all-time top-scorer was Thursday left out of the squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland and a friendly in France.

The 31-year-old striker has lost his place at Manchester United and was similarly omitted from Gareth Southgate’s England squad announced in March, although he was carrying a knee injury at the time.

Wayne Rooney left out of England squad in latest blow

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London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney’s international career looks over after England’s all-time top-scorer was Thursday left out of the squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland and a friendly in France.

The 31-year-old striker has lost his place at Manchester United and was similarly omitted from Gareth Southgate’s England squad announced in March, although he was carrying a knee injury at the time.

Wayne Rooney left out of England squad in latest blow

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London (AFP) – Wayne Rooney’s international career looks over after England’s all-time top-scorer was Thursday left out of the squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland and a friendly in France.

The 31-year-old striker has lost his place at Manchester United and was similarly omitted from Gareth Southgate’s England squad announced in March, although he was carrying a knee injury at the time.

Wayne Rooney left out of England squad

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London (AFP) – All-time top-scorer Wayne Rooney was Thursday left out of the England squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland and a friendly against France.

The 31-year-old striker has lost his place at Manchester United and was similarly omitted from Gareth Southgate’s England squad announced in March, although he was carrying a knee injury at the time, but is now fit.

Wayne Rooney left out of England squad

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London (AFP) – All-time top-scorer Wayne Rooney was Thursday left out of the England squad for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland and a friendly against France.

The 31-year-old striker has lost his place at Manchester United and was similarly omitted from Gareth Southgate’s England squad announced in March, although he was carrying a knee injury at the time, but is now fit.

Pogba returns to score goal packed with emotion for Machester United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba proved his fitness, and scored a goal which he dedicated to his late father, as the youngest Manchester United line-up in Premier League history ended the season with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Josh Harrop, one of four full league debutants in Jose Mourinho’s side, opened the scoring although the manager was clearly more interested in safeguarding players ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League Final against Ajax in Stockholm.

Pogba returns to score goal packed with emotion for Machester United

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Paul Pogba proved his fitness, and scored a goal which he dedicated to his late father, as the youngest Manchester United line-up in Premier League history ended the season with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Josh Harrop, one of four full league debutants in Jose Mourinho’s side, opened the scoring although the manager was clearly more interested in safeguarding players ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League Final against Ajax in Stockholm.

United top four hopes dealt blow by plucky Swansea

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – A Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick dealt a blow to Manchester United’s hopes of a top four finish whilst boosting his team Swansea’s chances of escaping the drop in an entertaining 1-1 Premier League draw on Sunday.

Wayne Rooney had scored his first home league goal of the season, from a harsh penalty decision, in time added on of the first-half.

Man Utd ‘in trouble’ with injuries – Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s mounting injury problems mean they are “in trouble” going into the season’s decisive weeks, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho lost Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimiovic to injury during Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht, the pair joining Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata on the sidelines.

Man Utd ‘in trouble’ with injuries – Mourinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United’s mounting injury problems mean they are “in trouble” going into the season’s decisive weeks, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho lost Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimiovic to injury during Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final win over Anderlecht, the pair joining Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata on the sidelines.

Rooney out of Anderlecht match despite training – Mourinho

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Brussels (AFP) – Wayne Rooney will not feature for Manchester United in Thursday’s Europa League tie away to Anderlecht despite training on Wednesday, manager Jose Mourinho said.

The England striker missed United’s last two Premier League matches, against Everton and Sunderland, with an ankle injury but was involved in the session at the English giants’ Carrington training ground before United travelled to Belgium.

Rooney out of Anderlecht match despite training – Mourinho

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Brussels (AFP) – Wayne Rooney will not feature for Manchester United in Thursday’s Europa League tie away to Anderlecht despite training on Wednesday, manager Jose Mourinho said.

The England striker missed United’s last two Premier League matches, against Everton and Sunderland, with an ankle injury but was involved in the session at the English giants’ Carrington training ground before United travelled to Belgium.

Unlikely lads looking to steer United to historic trophy

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Brussels (AFP) – It is a motley crew of Manchester United players heading to Brussels as history beckons for the 20-time champions of England.

With the likes of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and even David De Gea injured and likely to miss Thursday’s clash with Anderlecht, a gaggle of unlikely lads will look to propel the three-time European champions to a first ever victory in the continent’s secondary club competition.

Ibrahimovic rescues point as Man Utd misfire again

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his return from suspension with a 94th-minute equaliser as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw with Everton on Tuesday on another frustrating night at Old Trafford.

Phil Jagielka’s first goal in almost two years looked to have caused terminal damage to United’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four.

Rooney still has role to play for club and country: Scholes

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London (AFP) – England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney can still play a useful role for both his country and club Manchester United, his former team-mate Paul Scholes told the BBC on Sunday.

Rooney, who has scored 53 goals in his 119 international appearances, is not definitively out of the England picture, according to coach Gareth Southgate, although lack of first team football at United is not helping his case for inclusion.

Rooney still has role to play for club and country: Scholes

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London (AFP) – England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney can still play a useful role for both his country and club Manchester United, his former team-mate Paul Scholes told the BBC on Sunday.

Rooney, who has scored 53 goals in his 119 international appearances, is not definitively out of the England picture, according to coach Gareth Southgate, although lack of first team football at United is not helping his case for inclusion.

Southgate leaves door open for Rooney return

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Enfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Gareth Southgate insists he hasn’t fallen out with Wayne Rooney as the England star battles to save his international career.

Southgate left Rooney out of England’s squad for last week’s friendly defeat in Germany and Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania due to the striker’s knee injury and lack of first team action with Manchester United.

Hart to captain England in Lithuania clash

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Enfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Gareth Southgate has named Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart as England captain for their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Hart, on loan at Torino from Manchester City, will lead England out at Wembley on Sunday instead of Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, who skippered the team in their midweek defeat against Germany.

Hart to captain England in Lithuania clash

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Enfield (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Gareth Southgate has named Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart as England captain for their World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Hart, on loan at Torino from Manchester City, will lead England out at Wembley on Sunday instead of Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, who skippered the team in their midweek defeat against Germany.

Southgate eases Rooney out of England picture

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Wayne Rooney is no longer guaranteed a place in every England squad, manager Gareth Southgate declared on Thursday, as he painted a stark picture of the team’s true global standing.

Rooney, 31, was left out of the 26-man squad announced by Southgate for next week’s friendly against Germany in Dortmund and World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley.

Southgate eases Rooney out of England picture

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Wayne Rooney is no longer guaranteed a place in every England squad, manager Gareth Southgate declared on Thursday, as he painted a stark picture of the team’s true global standing.

Rooney, 31, was left out of the 26-man squad announced by Southgate for next week’s friendly against Germany in Dortmund and World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley.

Rashford illness leaves United with no strikers

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London (AFP) – Manchester United could be without a recognised striker for Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea on Monday.

Marcus Rashford has reportedly been ruled out through illness, joining the already injured Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the sidelines.

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Wayne Rooney to be left out of England squad to face Scotland and France

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England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will be left out of the squad to face Scotland and France, according to Sky Sports. Rooney's...

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PICTURE: Gomes and Rooney… 10 years ago and today

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On the week that he was named Academy Player of the Year, Angel Gomes made his debut for Manchester United's first team. Only 16, Gomes became the youngest player to ever feature for the first team in the Premier League.

He replaced Wayne Rooney in the second half, with the captain likely making his last competitive performance for United at Old Trafford.

Man Utd Wunderkind Angel Gomes Posts Throwback Picture Of Himself With Wayne Rooney, Taken 10 Years Ago (Photo)

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Aged just 16 years and 185 days, Angel Gomes became the youngest player to debut for Manchester Unitedsince Duncan Edwards (who was 78 days his junior) when he entered the fray against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

A matter of day after winning United's Youth Team Player of the Year award, Gomes replaced Wayne Rooney in the 88th minute in what felt like a symbolic changing of the guard at Old Trafford.

Tottenham: Lilywhites Bid Farewell To White Hart Lane With 2-1 Win Against Man Utd (Photos & Video)

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Tottenham said goodbye to White Hart Lane on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United, a result which sees them finish the 16/17 Premier League season unbeaten at home.

The hosts got off to the perfect start, with Victor Wanyama netting a rare goal on six minutes after a superb centre from Ben Davies.

Wayne Rooney offered new job at Man Utd

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Burnley vs United

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De Gea, Darmian, Bailly, Blind, Young, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial.

Subs: Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Carrick, Mkhitaryan, Rashford.

No Rashford, Rooney, Martial or Zlatan for Chelsea game

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Reports today claimed that Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford didn't travel to London with the rest of the squad today ahead of Monday night's FA Cup game against Chelsea.

Further stories now suggest that Rooney picked up an injury after colliding with Phil Jones in training, while the cause of Martial's injury is unknown.

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England: Wayne Rooney Overlooked As Gareth Southgate Announces Latest Squad For Scotland And France Fixtures

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The England squad for next month's fixtures against Scotland and France has been announced and Wayne Rooney has not made the cut.

Gareth Southgate's side will play Scotland in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park on 10th June, followed by a friendly against France in Paris three days later.

Cavalcade Of Calamity: XI Of The Worst Corner Kicks Ever Attempted (Video)

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With a humble tip of the hat toCharlie Adam's set-piece finesse against Burnley last night, Pies have cobbled together a small compendium of some of the worst corner kicks ever attempted on grass.

Without further ado, let's get cracking.

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Safe to say, if you're not even making it out of thequadrant then you're probably not doing it right.

TOP FIVE: Best things Jose Mourinho has done at Manchester United so far

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Other than the one about Anthony Martial, none of the worries outlinedin last month's TOP FIVE have really gone away. Manchester United have, of course, won a trophy since then—which was really nice—but have also missed out on a glorious opportunity to apply more pressure to those currently above them in the league by drawing at home with Bournemouth—which was really, really, really, really frustrating.